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J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2002 Mar;15(3):277-81.

Psychomotor development in the children of mothers with type 1 diabetes mellitus or gestational diabetes mellitus.

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Clinical Psychology Department, Research Institute Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital, Lódź.


The purpose of this study was to examine psychomotor development in children born to mothers with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1) or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The influence of metabolic control in pregnant diabetic mothers and complications during labor on their children's psychological and physical development was evaluated. The analysis included 59 children, 20 of mothers with GDM, 19 of mothers with DM1, and 20 children of healthy mothers. Clinical observations and medical history were recorded and children were assessed using the Brunet-Lezine Psychomotor Development Scale. Abnormalities were found more often in the children of mothers with DM1 whose illness was insufficiently controlled during pregnancy and of mothers with serious hypoglycemia while pregnant. Speech, eye-movement coordination and social aspects were affected.

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