I work as an Industrial Training student in a government Hospital and every Tuesday, happens to be our Immunization clinic. Then a Health talk proceeds.
During the Health talk which was conducted by my Mother. She is a Public Health Nurse. While giving a health talk to the mothers, she asked if they were ever diagnosed of Gestational Diabetes, and every single mother present(Nurses, Breastfeeding mothers and a few that came for ante-natal) all said they had been diagnosed of Gestational Diabetes. They signified by raising their hands.
It makes me ponder if Gestational Diabetes is heriditary or if its a common occurence for pregnant women. Do all Pregnant women experience it or only a few cases of probably 10% dont?
That being said, could it be responsible for Childhood Diabetes, that is, Juvenile Diabetes(Type 1)?
If not being responsible, could it be a contributing factor?
What other complications could there be for the unborn child?