Who is most at risk of developing gestational diabetes?

Women most at risk are those who:

  • are over 35 years of age
  • have a family history of type 2 diabetes
  • are overweight or obese
  • are of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean or Polynesian ethnic background
  • have had gestational diabetes during previous pregnancies
  • have previously had a baby weighing over 4kg
  • have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)