Diabetes in pregnancy.

Conference Paper

Women with diabetes in pregnancy can be divided into two groups: women with diabetes diagnosed before pregnancy (pregestational diabetes) and women with glucose intolerance diagnosed during pregnancy (gestational diabetes mellitus). The majority of women with pregestational diabetes have insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), but may also include early-onset non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) can represent first recognition of IDDM or NIDDM. The expression of each of the forms of diabetes as a clinical disorder represents a complex interaction of genetic and environmental factors. The prevalence of GDM varies between 0.15 and 4% and the prevalence of pre-GDM 0.2-0.4% in European countries [1].

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Linn, T; Bretzel, RG

Published Date

  • December 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 75 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 37 - 41

PubMed ID

  • 9447345

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0301-2115

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0301-2115(97)00194-2

Conference Location

  • Ireland