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Q: How common is gestational diabetes?

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Gestational diabetes affects up to 10% of pregnancies each year in the United States. It develops in a pregnant woman who did not have diabetes before she became pregnant. Women who are overweight before pregnancy are more likely to develop diabetes in pregnancy. Genes and other risk factors likely play a role as well.

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  2. Glucose screening tests during pregnancy. MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007562.htm