Managing the Diabetic Renal-Retinal Syndrome during Pregnancy

  • Charles M. Peterson
  • Lois Jovanovic
Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 9)


Pregnancy may occur in women who have preexisting diabetes mellitus, or diabetes may occur de novo during gestation. In the former instance, the diabetic woman is labelled as having pregestational diabetes, and in the latter instance the diabetes is classified as gestational. Pregestational diabetes is further subdivided according to whether the woman has lost residual islet cell function with a quantitative loss of B cell tissue and low circulating insulin levels (type I) or whether there is residual islet cell function with circulating insulin but qualitatively abnormal insulin secretion with insulin resistance (type II).


Diabetic Nephropathy Creatinine Clearance Gestational Diabetes Diabetic Woman Diabetic Pregnancy 
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  • Charles M. Peterson
  • Lois Jovanovic

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