ELSIE R. CARRINTON, M.D.
The combination of diabetes mellitus and pregnancy poses more controversial and provocative problems than almost any other problem appearing in gravid women. Although adverse effects of each upon the other are recognized clinically, these are poorly understood. The wide differences of opinion referable to practically every aspect of diabetic pregnancies illustrate the magnitude of the perplexities and the extensive fields for medical research.
Current studies exploring various genetic aspects of diabetes offer new concepts and the promise of solving some of the mysteries now harassing internist, obstetrician, and pediatrican alike. Causes for the frequent first appearance of diabetes during the
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CARRINTON ER. Pregnancy and Diabetes. Ann Intern Med. 1963;59:120–124. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-1-120
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;59(1_Part_1):120-124.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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