Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “GESTATIONAL to remember about the Risk Factors For Gestational Diabetes

MnemonicGESTATIONAL

GGlucose intolerance in a previous pregnancy: If a woman had glucose intolerance in a previous pregnancy, she’s at a higher risk.

EEthnicity: Certain ethnic groups, such as African American, Hispanic, Native American, or Asian American, have a higher risk.

SStress: High levels of stress can increase the risk of developing gestational diabetes.

TTobacco use: Smoking during pregnancy can increase the risk of gestational diabetes.

AAge: Advanced maternal age, typically over 25 years old, is a risk factor.

TTwin or multiple pregnancies: Carrying more than one fetus increases the risk.

IInsulin resistance: A history of insulin resistance or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can be a risk factor.

OObesity: Being overweight or obese before pregnancy can significantly increase the risk.

NNutrition: Poor diet and excessive intake of sugary foods can contribute to the development of gestational diabetes.

AA family history of diabetes: If there’s a family history of diabetes, the risk is higher.

LLow physical activity: A sedentary lifestyle or lack of regular exercise can be a risk factor.

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