Gestational diabetes: Is there a relationship between leg length and glucose tolerance?

  title={Gestational diabetes: Is there a relationship between leg length and glucose tolerance?},
  author={Robert G Moses and Maria T Mackay},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  volume={27 5},
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between leg length and glucose tolerance in pregnancy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The leg length and leg-to-height percentage were prospectively determined on 161 glucose-tolerant women during pregnancy and 61 women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). RESULTS Women with GDM were a mean of 2.8 cm shorter than women who were glucose tolerant, due entirely to their leg lengths being a mean of 3.2 cm shorter. With respect to the 2-h result on the… CONTINUE READING

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