Diabetes and Graves disease complicating pregnancy

Obstet Gynecol. 1978 Jun;51(6):655-8.


We report here six pregnancies in 5 women with juvenile diabetes and Graves disease. The diabetes was managed in a standard fashion. The Graves disease was managed with propylthiouracil when required. The course of neither the diabetes nor Graves disease was different than expected. When established guidelines for therapy are followed the two have no interaction with one another. One infant was mildly hypothyroid. None developed neonatal Graves disease. Four of the infants had hyperbilirubinemia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / drug therapy
  • Female
  • Graves Disease / complications*
  • Graves Disease / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Insulin / administration & dosage
  • Insulin / therapeutic use
  • Jaundice, Neonatal / etiology
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications* / drug therapy
  • Pregnancy in Diabetics / complications*
  • Pregnancy in Diabetics / drug therapy
  • Propylthiouracil / therapeutic use


  • Insulin
  • Propylthiouracil