Menu Close

Insights from Outside BJOG: Blood Glucose Control & Pregnancy Outcomes

Citation

Kent, Athol; Kirtley, Shona; & Thorp, John M., Jr. (2021). Insights from Outside BJOG: Blood Glucose Control & Pregnancy Outcomes. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 128(5), 783-787.

Abstract

Glycated (or glycosylated) haemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) measurements provide an indication of a person’s mean blood glucose control over the preceding 90 days. It is used as a marker of glycaemic homeostasis, which in turn is linked to maternal morbidity and perinatal risk factors. This association between glycaemic control and maternal and fetal outcomes is sufficiently strong to make it unethical to conduct trials comparing tight and poor control, but observational studies can establish the degree of glycaemic stability with successful pregnancy outcomes based on levels of HbA1c.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.16667

Reference Type

Journal Article

Article Type

Editorial

Year Published

2021

Journal Title

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Author(s)

Kent, Athol
Kirtley, Shona
Thorp, John M., Jr.