Background: GDM is a condition in which women without previously diagnosed diabetes exhibit high blood glucose levels during pregnancy. Pregnancy causes some insulin resistance in all women, but only a few develop GDM. Objective: To test the hypothesis that women with GDM have impaired regulation of blood iron storage and transport, decreased renal function due to decreased glomerular filtration rate and occurrence of urinary tract infection (UTI). Study design and Methods: Incidence of blood iron storage was investigated in n=30 pregnant kosovar women with GDM after mild of pregnancy and in n=30 pregnant women without GDM (years 2010-2012). Results and Discussion: Baby weights, both systolic and diastolic BP, creatinine, albumin, lymphocytes, monocytes, WBC and granulocytes in both groups were within their normal ranges in both groups. Compared to control group, glucose was higher in women with GDM (mean ± SD: 7.43±2.23 mg/dL vs. 4.33±0.63 mg/dL; P [Med Arch 2013; 67(2.000): 88-90]

Gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, blood iron regulation, urinary tract infections, oxidative stress

Medical Archives is official journal of Academy of Medical Sciences 
in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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