May 19, 2018 By Elizabeth McCammon
Diabetes + high blood pressure during pregnancy = risky combination

Research has already shown that women who develop either gestational diabetes or high blood pressure (hypertension) during pregnancy are at risk of getting type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease years later. A new study funded by Diabetes Canada shows that the risk of developing those conditions after pregnancy is significantly higher if the woman had both gestational diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy.

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