Foetal and placental weights in relation to maternal characteristics in gestational diabetes

E. Taricco, T. Radaelli, M. S. Nobile de Santis, Irene Cetin

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Abstract

An increased placental weight has been reported in pregnancies complicated with gestational diabetes (GDM). We have analysed foetal (F) and placental weight (P) and foetal length in 143 consecutive normal (N) and 132 GDM pregnancies in relation to type of treatment and to a number of maternal variables. All N pregnancies had a negative oral glucose challenge test at 24-28 weeks. GDM was diagnosed at 28-32 weeks by a 100-gm, 3-h oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Treatment was diet (D: n = 82) or diet plus insulin (D + I: n = 50) according to self-monitoring of blood glucose. A significant difference was observed between N and GDM pregnancies for maternal age (N=30.6 ± 5.38 years; GDM=33.2 ± 4.53 years; P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-347
Number of pages5
JournalPlacenta
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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