Glucose production in pregnant women at term gestation. Sources of glucose for human fetus.

@article{Kalhan1979GlucosePI,
  title={Glucose production in pregnant women at term gestation. Sources of glucose for human fetus.},
  author={Satish C. Kalhan and Lawrence J D'angelo and Samuel M. Savin and Peter A J Adam},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1979},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={388-94}
}
The effects of pregnancy and diabetes on systemic glucose production rates and the sources of glucose for the human fetus in utero were evaluated in five normal, four gestationally diabetic, and one insulin-dependent diabetic subject undergoing elective caesarean section at term gestation. Five normal nonpregnant women were studied for comparison. Systemic glucose production rates were measured with stable tracer [1-(13)C]glucose according to the prime-constant rate infusion technique. Even… CONTINUE READING

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