A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE ASSOCIATION OF SERUM FERRITIN LEVEL WITH GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY AT SMS MEDICAL COLLEGE & ATTACHED GROUP OF HOSPITALS, JAIPUR
Keywords:GDM, Serum ferrtin, Metabolic conditions.
Background: The present study aimed to study the association of Serum Ferritin level with gestational diabetes mellitus
Methods: All Pregnant Females in Gestational age of 16 to 32 weeks presenting to the Ante natal clinic of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur. Based on Oral Glucose tolerance test, study participants were divided into two groups, Pregnant female with Gestational Diabetes (GDM group) and Pregnant female without Gestational Diabetes (Controls)
Results: Mean ferritin level was significantly higher in GDM group (33.51 ng/ml)) as compared to control group (24.97 ng/ml). This difference in mean ferritin level among the two groups was found to be statistically significant (p<0.001). This indicates that higher ferritin level is significantly associated with risk of GDM.
Conclusion: Serum ferritin in this study had a significant correlation with development of GDM. High ferritin range was found in females with GDM. Routine use of monitoring of serum ferritin levels, during the antenatal visit in the mid trimester should be carried out, for early prediction of developing GDM.
Keywords: GDM, Serum ferrtin, Metabolic conditions.
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