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ea0035p377 | Diabetes (epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2014

Assessment of relaxin levels in pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus

Zaman Iftikhar , Swaminathan Ramasamyiyer , Brackenridge Anna , Sankaralingam Arun , McGowan Barbara

Introduction: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is an important co-morbidity of pregnancy, with insulin resistance a key contributor in its underlying pathology. Relaxin is a hormone considered crucial for mediating adaptations deemed vital for maintenance of pregnancy. Evidence has suggested that levels of plasma relaxin may be positively correlated with insulin sensitivity. This led us to hypothesize that relaxin may play a role in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance in...