Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 4th, 1998
Abnormally high birth weights in babies of women with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) are common, and many studies have reported this accelerated fetal weight gain to be associated with glycemic control (Garner et al., Lancet, 1995;346:157-161; and others).
Recently, Ann E. Gold and colleagues investigated the effects of glycemic control on birth weight during the pre-conception period and each trimester in IDDM women. The researchers used glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1 ), which can be used as a...
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