Higher diabetes risk seen with preeclampsia, gestational hypertension

04/30/2013 | Healio

A Canadian study revealed women with preeclampsia and gestational hypertension were twice as likely as their healthier peers to develop diabetes up to about 16 years after pregnancy. Researchers also found preeclampsia or gestational hypertension further increased the risk of postpartum diabetes in women with gestational diabetes. The results appear in PLoS Medicine.

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