Reversal of fetal distress following intensive treatment of maternal diabetic ketoacidosis

Am J Perinatol. 1994 Nov;11(6):430-2. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-994613.


Diabetic ketoacidosis during pregnancy is frequently associated with fetal distress that may result in fetal death in utero. A patient at 33 weeks of pregnancy with diabetic ketoacidosis and evidence of fetal distress is presented. Following intensive medical treatment, maternal metabolic state improved along with improvement of fetal heart rate tracing. A healthy infant was delivered by cesarean section at 36 weeks of gestation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / therapy
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis / therapy*
  • Female
  • Fetal Distress / etiology*
  • Fetal Distress / physiopathology
  • Heart Rate, Fetal
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy in Diabetics / therapy*