Prospective study of 3 metabolic regimens in pregnant diabetics

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 1987 Feb;27(1):6-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828x.1987.tb00921.x.


Three tight regimens to maintain blood sugar values of 5.6 SI (group A), 5.6-6.7 SI (group B), and 6.7-8.9 SI (group C), were studied in 60 pregnant diabetic patients. The perinatal salvage rate was 96.6%. Maternal hypoglycaemia occurred only in group A. The group C regimen produced more complications than occurred in the other 2 groups. Very tight control of blood sugar is not necessary for successful management of diabetes in pregnancy and blood sugar value between 5.6-6.7 SI offers the best outcome.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blood Glucose / analysis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / therapy*
  • Diet, Diabetic*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Insulin / therapeutic use*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy in Diabetics / therapy*
  • Prospective Studies


  • Blood Glucose
  • Insulin