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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-39

Glycated hemoglobin in parturient mothers and anthropometry in term neonates: A hospital-based study


1 Independent Practitioner, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
3 Department of Paediatrics, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Satish Korah Kuruvila
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry - 605 014
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcrsm.jcrsm_5_17

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Context: Gestational diabetes mellitus is the most common medical complication of pregnancy and is considered a major public health problem associated with an increase in perinatal mortality and morbidity rates. Aims: The aim of this study is to correlate glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) values of parturient mothers with anthropometry of their newborn babies. Settings and Design: This was a prospective, observational study. Subjects and Methods: A total of 1000 patients and their babies who had fulfilled the inclusion criteria and had signed the consent were enrolled in the study. The HbA1c values of parturient mothers with anthropometry of their newborn babies were documented. Correlation analysis of the observed values was of the anthropometry, and the HbA1c values were evaluated. Statistical Analysis Used: Correlation tests were used for statistical analysis. Results: A statistical correlation is seen between an HbA1c value >6% and a birth weight more than 3700 g. A similar correlation is seen between a normal HbA1c value and a birth weight between 2500 and 3700 g. Conclusions: The anthropometric findings could be of value in the management of the newborn babies in the absence of laboratory evidence of deranged sugar values in the antenatal period, especially in the low-resource settings.


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