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ESTIMATION OF SERUM CREATININE AND UREA LEVELS AMONG PATIENTS OF GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS


The International Journal of Biological Research (TIJOBR)

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Maryam ishaq, Muhammad Farhan, Nida Andlib

Faculty of Life Science, University of Central Punjab, Lahore

*Corresponding Author: farhanlatif6242@gmail.com 

Submitted Accepted Published
Feb 25,2020 Jun 25,2020 Jul 12,2020

2020 / Vol: 3 / Issue: 3


Abstract


Early pregnancy loss is a common problem among women worldwide. There are many factors which contribute in rising levels of miscarriages among our population, which include genetic and non-genetic. Among non-genetic factors most prevalent is gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a disorder marked by elevated glucose levels in blood i.e. hyperglycemia ultimately leading to maternal renal dysfunctioning and loss of fetus. The cross-sectional study aimed to assess two renal parameters; serum creatinine and urea levels among gestational diabetes mellitus patients in comparison to the healthy pregnant control group. A 100 sample study was undertaken at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and the blood tests were performed. Serum creatinine, blood urea and random blood glucose levels were estimated statistically among both the groups and were compared. Serum creatinine, blood urea and random blood glucose level were found to be higher in GDM patients (0.746±0.13), (21.76±8.25) and (134.31±39.41) respectively as compared to control group (0.57±0.11), (18.07±3.56) and (88.17±10.43). Mass awareness of women for the causative factors and its controlling measures can prove to be beneficial in preventing the extreme outcomes of GDM.

KEYWORDS

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus


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