Do doctors see a lot of patients with gestational diabetes?

Pregnancy diabetes. Abnormal maternal glucose regulation occurs in 3-10% of pregnancies. In 2-4% of pregnancies it is severe enough to be considered diabetes. Only 1.5-2% of white women develop gestational diabetes mellitus, whereas native americans from the southwestern United States may have rates as high as 15%. In hispanic, black, and Asian populations, the incidence is 5-8%. This is pretty common.