Case study- Gestational Diabetes and neonatal hypoglycemia-A patient who had gestational diabetes has just delivered ..

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 ?

newborn-baby

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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