Ketonemia and ketonuria in gestational diabetes mellitus

@article{Spanou2015KetonemiaAK,
  title={Ketonemia and ketonuria in gestational diabetes mellitus},
  author={Loukia Spanou and Kalliopi Dalakleidi and Konstantia Zarkogianni and Alexandros Papadimitriou and Konstantina S. Nikita and Vasiliki Vasileiou and Maria K Alevizaki and Eleni Anastasiou},
  journal={Hormones},
  year={2015},
  volume={14},
  pages={644-650}
}
BACKGROUND: The use of capillary blood 3-β-hydroxybutyrate (3HB) is a more precise method than urine ketones measurement for the diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis. Fasting ketonuria is common during normal pregnancy, while there is evidence that it is increased among pregnant women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) who are on a diet. 3HB levels have been related to impaired offspring psychomotor development. Reports with concomitant measurement of blood and urine ketones in women with… CONTINUE READING
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