What is the role of maternal diabetes in the etiology of pediatric hypoglycemia?

Updated: Feb 19, 2018
  • Author: Robert P Hoffman, MD; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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A retrospective cohort study by Yamamoto et al of 161 women with type 1 diabetes mellitus indicated that in women with type 1 diabetes, large-for-gestational-age infants have a 2.5-fold greater risk for neonatal hypoglycemia. The study suggested that being large for gestational age in neonates of mothers with type 1 diabetes may be better than maternal glycemic control in terms of predicting neonatal hypoglycemia. [6]


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