A patient who had gestational diabetes has just delivered a 10 lb baby. The baby appears “jittery” and a heel stick glucose is 30 mg/dL. Which of the following mechanisms is the explanation for the newborn’s hypoglycemia ?
A. The mother’s relative hyperinsulinemia
B. The baby’s relative hyperinsulinemia
C. The mother’s hyperglycemia
D. The baby’s hyperglycemia
E. Placental insulin production
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