A1 Journal article – refereed
Use of insulin glargine during pregnancy

List of Authors: Pöyhönen-Alho M, Rönnemaa T, Saltevo J, Ekblad U, Kaaja RJ
Publication year: 2007
Journal: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Journal name in source: Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica
Journal acronym: Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand
Volume number: 86
Issue number: 10
ISSN: 0001-6349

Good metabolic control maintained throughout pregnancy reduces maternal and fetal complications in diabetic women. The long-acting insulin analogue glargine has 24-h persistence and a peakless action profile, and could contribute to more stable daily plasma glucose levels and improved glycemic control. We evaluated the metabolic control associated with insulin glargine during pregnancy in comparison with conventional basal insulin therapy.\nRetrospective case-control analysis of glycemic control and pregnancy complications in 100 type 1 diabetic pregnancies with intermediate-acting NPH insulin or insulin glargine prior to conception and throughout pregnancy.\nOverall,glycemic control was not different between the groups, though the decrease in HbA1c from the first to the third trimester was greater with insulin glargine (0.8 versus 0.3%, p=0.04). The rate of hypoglycemia was comparable.\nOur findings suggest that, as regards metabolic control, insulin glargine in women with type 1 diabetes is comparable with NPH insulin as basal insulin therapy. No adverse effects were associated with glargine use at the time of conception and during pregnancy.\nBACKGROUND\nMETHODS\nRESULTS\nCONCLUSIONS

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