Glycosylated haemoglobin (Hb A1) values were estimated immediately after delivery in 29 patients who had given birth to a large infant, in 25 who had delivered a macerated stillborn infant, and in 31 controls matched for age and parity. No difference in mean Hb A1 values was found between mothers of normal-sized and of large infants. The mean Hb A1 level for the mothers who had delivered a macerated stillborn infant was higher than that for the control group (8.26% v. 7.65%). Although this was not statistically significant, there were 5 patients with a raised Hb A1 value and a normal glucose tolerance test result; this may suggest gestational diabetes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|State||Published - 1983|
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