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How does diabetes mellitus causes placental insufficiency ?

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Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Blood flow

Diabetes is a glucose control disorder that affects blood vessels.
If diabetes is well controlled then the injury to blood vessels is negligible. When blood vessels are narrowed or compromised-then the fetus receives less blood flow and nutrients which may be associated with newborn problems.

In brief: Blood flow

Diabetes is a glucose control disorder that affects blood vessels.
If diabetes is well controlled then the injury to blood vessels is negligible. When blood vessels are narrowed or compromised-then the fetus receives less blood flow and nutrients which may be associated with newborn problems.
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