Subcutaneous fat in newborn infants of diabetic mothers: An indication of quality of diabetic control.

  title={Subcutaneous fat in newborn infants of diabetic mothers: An indication of quality of diabetic control.},
  author={Andrew Whitelaw},
  volume={1 8001},
Biceps, triceps, subscapular, and suprailiac skinfolds were measured in 40 newborn infants of diabetic mothers. Maternal fasting blood-glucose and mean blood-glucose in the third trimester correlated significantly with neonatal skinfold thickness. Skinfold measurement, when compared with a reference range for gestational age, may be a convenient way of assessing one effect of maternal diabetes on the fetus. Gluteal adipose-cell diameter was measured in 31 infants of diabetic mothers. The… CONTINUE READING


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