The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 51, Issue 6, pp 661–663 | Cite as

Blood sugar levels in twin neonates

  • R. K. Mishra
  • R. S. Sethi
  • B. Sharma
Original Articles


Blood sugar determinations were carried out on 50 pairs of twins before the initiation of first feeds. The mean blood sugar values of 36.69±14.03 mg/dl were observed. Blood sugar values had a definite correlation with birth weight and gestational age, significantly higher values were observed in infants weighing 2250 gm had above and having a gestational age of over 37 weeks. The mean sugar values did not differ between the larger and smaller twin in the 2 groups less than 25 percent discordant, nor were the values influenced by birth order or sex of these infants. Significant hypoglycemia (blood sugar <20 mg%) was observed in smaller member of the twin (70%) in 7 infant.

Key words

Twins blood sugar levels birthweight gestation weight discordance sex birth order 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. K. Mishra
    • 1
  • R. S. Sethi
    • 2
  • B. Sharma
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsK.G. Medical CollegeLucknow
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsM.L.B. Medical CollegeJhansi

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