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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2018, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A

Role of vitamin D in gestational diabetes mellitus
Author(s): S Shanthi, S Usha Rani and J Arumaikannu
Abstract: Objective: To find the association between Vitamin D deficiency and GDM.
Methods: Prospective study included 50 women with GDM and 50 normoglycemic pregnant women. Serum Vitamin D level was estimated and correlation between low Vitamin D level and GDM was analysed statistically.
Results: Prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency was 56%.Vitamin D was not significantly decreased in GDM group. Obesity, advancing age were significant risk factors for GDM (p<0.05).Parity, bad obstetric history and weight of baby were comparable in both groups. 34(68%) GDM women needed insulin for glycemic control. 4 GDM women on insulin developed preeclampsia. Baby weighing >3.5Kg was significantly higher in women treated with insulin.
Conclusion: High prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy is not associated with the risk of GDM. Further trials are needed to document Vitamin D deficiency as risk factor for the occurrence of GDM.
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How to cite this article:
S Shanthi, S Usha Rani and J Arumaikannu. Role of vitamin D in gestational diabetes mellitus. International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2018; 2(1): 29-32.
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