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.

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