Glycemic control by insulin reduces erythrocyte aggregation in gestational diabetes

A. L. Tranquilli, G. De Tommaso, M. Boemi, D. Arduini, G. G. Garzetti, P. Fumelli, C. Romanini

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Objective: We evaluated the effects of insulin treatment on blood theology in gestational diabetes. Methods: We measured erythrocyte aggregation, fibrinogenemia, hematocrit, and glycosylated hemoglobin in 112 pregnant women with gestational diabetes (mean age, 31 years; range, 24-40) and 90 normoglycemic pregnant controls at 28-34 weeks of gestation. The diagnosis of gestational diabetes was based on the altered response to an oral glucose challenge test. Patients underwent dietary treatment, and glycemia was checked after meals. If 2-h postprandial plasma glucose exceeded 120 mg/dl, to obtain euglycemia (fasting plasma glucose >60 and

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-112
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal Investigation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • Diabetes
  • Erythrocyte aggregation
  • Gestational
  • Hemorheology
  • Insulin
  • Microcirculation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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