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RMJ. 2020; 45(3): 593-597

Serum insulin levels and anthropometric indices in macrosomic neonates; a comparative study between fetuses of diabetic and non-diabetic mothers

Shahneela Siraj, Meraj Raheem, Durr e Sameen Kamran, Afshan Mehboob Khan, Naila Parveen, Masood Anwar Qureshi.


Objective:To measure serum insulin levels and anthropometric indices of the macrosomic neonates and to associate them with maternal glycemic factors.
Methodology: This multi-center cross-sectional study was conducted in various hospitals in Karachi from November 2011 to February 2013 and included 125 macrosomic neonates. Mothers were grouped as diabetic and non-diabetics. Anthropometric parameters of babywere measured in addition to blood markers like cord blood insulin.
Results: Comparison of anthropometric indices showed statistically significant higher values of head circumference (p=0.007), chest circumference (p=0.015), abdominal circumference (p

Key words: Macrosomia, hyperinsulinemia, diabetes, anthropometric indices.

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