Journal article

IMPACT OF PREGNANCY ON COMPLICATIONS OF INSULIN-DEPENDENT DIABETES-MELLITUS

MA BERK, M MIODOVNIK, F MIMOUNI

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY | THIEME MEDICAL PUBL INC | Published : 1988

Abstract

The effects of pregnancy on acute metabolic complications of diabetes may have important consequences for both mother and fetus. The consequences of pregnancy for chronic complications of diabetes, including retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, and hypertension, are not clear. Recent data are reviewed so that health care providers will be able to provide reasonable advice to insulin-dependent diabetic women contemplating pregnancy both for problems that may potentially arise during gestation and those that may affect long-term health and survival. Diabetic ketoacidosis is an uncommon problem that arises during gestation. Acute alterations in pH and electrolyte concentrations as well as hype..

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