Congenital Anomalies in Offspring of Insulin-Dependent Diabetic Mothers

Michael Peter Diamond, Sheron L. Salyer, Frank H. Boehm, William K. Vaughn

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Congenital malformation continues to be a major problem for infants of diabetic mothers. Over a seven-year period, 199 insulin-requiring diabetic mothers were delivered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Congenital anomalies were identified in 26 (13%) newborns. There was no significant difference in the incidence of fetal anomalies between the various categories of White's classification of maternal diabetes mellitus. A review of proposed etiologies of anomalies in diabetic pregnancies is presented, and suggestions are made for the management of women with diabetes desiring to conceive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-276
Number of pages5
JournalThe Diabetes Educator
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)


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