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Gestational diabetes: Glycaemic predictors for fetal macrosomia and maternal risk of future diabetes
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health.
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2016 (English)In: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, ISSN 0168-8227, E-ISSN 1872-8227, Vol. 114, 99-105 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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Aims: To investigate how glucose levels at diagnosis of gestational diabetes (GDM) are associated with infant birth weight and long-term risk of manifest diabetes mellitus in the mother. Methods: In a case control study GDM pregnancies (n = 2085) were compared with non-GDM pregnancies matched for day of delivery and obstetric unit (n = 3792). GDM was defined as capillary blood glucose (cB-glucose) >9.0 mmol/l (plasma glucose >10.0 mmol/l) after a 75 g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). The GDM cohort were followed up 8.5-13.5 yrs after initial diagnosis with a questionnaire, answered by 1324 GDM women (65%). Results: GDM women had higher mean infant birth-weight compared with controls (3682 g vs. 3541 g, P < 0.001). In multiple linear regression analysis, birth weight was positively correlated to fasting cB-glucose at GDM diagnosis (P < 0.001), increased week of gestation (P < 0.001) and BMI before pregnancy (P < 0.003), while 2 h OGTT cB-glucose values >= 9.0 mmol/l were not related. Infants born to mothers with fasting cB-glucose >= 4.5 mmol/l had no increased mean birth-weight or macrosomia (>= 4500 g) compared to controls. In the follow up 334/1324 women (25%) of the GDM women had developed diabetes, 215 type 2 diabetes, 46 type 1 diabetes and 72 unclassified diabetes. In logistic regression fasting cB-glucose and 2 h OGTT cB-glucose at diagnosis of GDM as well as BMI >25 and origin outside Europe were risk factors for manifest diabetes. Conclusions: Fasting blood glucose at diagnosis of GDM gives important information besides 2 h OGTT glucose about pregnancy outcome and future risk for maternal diabetes.

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2016. Vol. 114, 99-105 p.
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Birth weight, Pregnancy, GDM, Blood glucose, OGTT
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Endocrinology and Diabetes
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121583DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2015.12.017ISI: 000375129600015OAI: diva2:942924
Available from: 2016-06-27 Created: 2016-06-03 Last updated: 2016-06-27Bibliographically approved

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