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ea0035p455 | Diabetes complications | ECE2014

The correlation of foetal ultrasound and HbA1c with birth weight in women with gestational diabetes

Stepien Karolina , Rambihar Sophie , Leigh-Atkins Sue , Okinoye Gbemisola , Kyriacou Angelos , Whiteside Sigrid , Issa Basil

Background: It is estimated that gestational diabetes (GDM) accounts for 87.5% of all diabetes cases in pregnancy and is associated with worse pregnancy outcomes. Macrosomia is one of the main complications of GDM and antenatal management strategies are directed at ensuring normal foetal growth. Ultrasonography is a useful tool for estimating foetal size, but there is little data in the literature correlating foetal abdominal circumference (AC) and birth weight in GDM. Further...