Long-Term Outlook for the Offspring of the Diabetic Woman

  • Kathryn R. Slaine
  • Peter H. Bennett
  • David J. Pettitt
Part of the Endocrinology and Metabolism book series (EAM, volume 2)

Abstract

Morphologically and metabolically, infants of diabetic mothers differ from infants of nondiabetic mothers. At birth many of these infants are macrosomic and have hypertrophic, hyperplastic pancreatic islet cells. On long-term follow-up, the offspring of diabetic women tend to be obese and to have abnormal glucose tolerance.

Keywords

Sugar Obesity Carbohydrate Estradiol Stein 

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  • Kathryn R. Slaine
  • Peter H. Bennett
  • David J. Pettitt

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