CitationKent, 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.
AbstractGlycated (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.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Thorp, John M., Jr.