alexa Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes of Pregnancies Complicated with Pregestational and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Saudi Arabia
ISSN: 2155-6156

Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism
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Research Article

Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes of Pregnancies Complicated with Pregestational and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Saudi Arabia

Hayfaa A Wahabi1*, Amel Fayed2 and Samia A Esmaeil1

1Sheikh Bahmdan Chair of Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2Department of Basic Sciences, Division of Biostatistics, College of Medicine, King Saud Ben Abdel Aziz, University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author:
Hayfaa A Wahabi
Associate Professor, Department of Basic Sciences
Division of Biostatistics, College of Medicine
King Saud University Riyadh, Central Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966553294955
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: May 19, 2014; Accepted date: June 27, 2014; Published date: July 04, 2014

Citation: Wahabi HA, Fayed A, Esmaeil SA (2014) Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes of Pregnancies Complicated with Pre-gestational and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Saudi Arabia. J Diabetes Metab 5: 399. doi:10.4172/2155-6156.1000399

Copyright: © 2014 Wahabi HA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the maternal and the perinatal outcomes of women with Pre- Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (PGDM) with the outcomes of those with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM).

Methods: In a retrospective cohort study the maternal and the neonatal outcomes of women with PGDM, were compared to the outcomes of women with GDM. Data were collected for the period of 12 months, from the 1st of January to the 31st of December 2012, from the labour ward registry. Data compared were; age, parity, mode of delivery, premature delivery, previous history of miscarriage, birth weight, macrosomia, rate of APGAR scores less than 7 at 5 minutes and stillbirth rate. Student t test was used to compare continuous variables and Chi squared was used to compare categorical variables. Multivariate analysis was used to estimate adjusted Odds Ratio (OR).

Results: Of the 3413 deliveries during the study period, 3157 fulfilled the inclusion criteria; of those there were a total of 685 deliveries for diabetic women. 569 (83.1%) had GDM and 116 (16.9%) had PGDM. Of those with PGDM, 66 (57%) had T1DM and 50 (43%) had T2DM. Compared to the GDM group, women with PGDM were more likely to be delivered by caesarean section (CS), adjusted OR 2.6, 95% CI (1.66-4.09). The neonates of mothers with PGDM were significantly heavier compared to those of GDM group, p<0.001; and the frequency of macrosomia was more, adjusted OR 3.67, 95% CI (1.75-7.71). Mothers with PGDM have increased risk of preterm delivery less than 37gestations weeks, adjusted OR 2.63, 95% CI (1.49- 4.70). There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups in the rate of APGAR scores less than 7 in 5 minutes or the rate of stillbirth.

Conclusion: PGDM is associated with worse pregnancy outcomes compared to GDM.


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