Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Macrosomia: A Literature Review

  title={Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Macrosomia: A Literature Review},
  author={K. Kc and S. Shakya and H. Zhang},
  journal={Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism},
  pages={14 - 20}
  • K. Kc, S. Shakya, H. Zhang
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Background: Fetal macrosomia, defined as a birth weight ≥4,000 g, may affect 12% of newborns of normal women and 15-45% of newborns of women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The increased risk of macrosomia in GDM is mainly due to the increased insulin resistance of the mother. In GDM, a higher amount of blood glucose passes through the placenta into the fetal circulation. As a result, extra glucose in the fetus is stored as body fat causing macrosomia, which is also called ‘large for… CONTINUE READING
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