Physiologic and molecular alterations in carbohydrate metabolism during pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus.

Abstract

Recent progress suggests that postreceptor mechanisms that contribute to insulin resistance of pregnancy appear to be multifactorial, but are exerted at the beta-subunit of the insulin receptor and at the level of IRS-1. Gestational diabetes mellitus represents the combination of acquired and intrinsic abnormalities of insulin action. The resistance to… (More)

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