Diabetes in Pregnancy

  • Paul Lyons
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


  1. 1.

    Diabetes mellitus (DM) is defined as carbohydrate intolerance resulting from either insulin deficiency or insulin insensitivity.

  2. 2.

    Exposure to elevated serum glucose is associated with increased risk for organogenic birth defects, macrosomic infants, shoulder dystocia, and birth trauma.

  3. 3.

    Gestational diabetes is defined as glucose intolerance first recognized during pregnancy.



Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Oral Hypoglycemic Agent Insulin Deficiency Tight Glycemic Control Shoulder Dystocia 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Lyons
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  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA

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