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Who is affected by gestational diabetes


Gestational diabetes can affect up to 14% of pregnant women, depending on their racial or ethnic group. 1 It occurs more commonly in certain ethnic groups such as Latin Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, African-Americans, or Pacific Islanders.



  1. American Diabetes Association (2004). Gestational diabetes mellitus. Clinical Practice Recommendations 2004. Diabetes Care, 27(Suppl 1): S88–S90.


By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Alan C. Dalkin, MD - Endocrinology
Last Revised November 4, 2009

Last Revised: November 4, 2009

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