(CNN) - Approximately 18 percent of women are diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy, meaning they're up to seven times more likely to develop Type Two diabetes later in life.
The good news is that even if you have gestational diabetes, exercise can help.
A new study published this week in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine finds that every two hours of moderate activity (like walking or gardening) each week reduces a women's risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 9 percent. Women who added 2.5 hours or more of moderate activity to their weekly regimen reduced their risk for Type 2 diabetes by 47 percent.
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