Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 70--73

Serum chromium levels in gestational diabetes mellitus


PG Sundararaman1, GR Sridhar2, V Sujatha3, V Anita3 
1 Department of Endocrinology, Apollo Hospitals, Gream's lane, Off Gream's Road, Chennai, India
2 Endocrine and Diabetes Centre, 15-12-15 Krishnanagar, Visakhapatnam, India
3 Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
G R Sridhar
Endocrine and Diabetes Centre, 15-12-15 Krishnanagar, Visakhapatnam-530 002
India

Objective: To measure serum chromium level in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) from Chennai, South India. Materials and Methods: Thirty women with gestational diabetes, 60 age matched controls. Inclusion criteria: Gestational age 22-28 weeks, age group 20-35 years. Exclusion Criteria: Gestational age beyond 28 weeks, malnutrition or presence of infection. Serum chromium was measured using inductive couple plasma emission spectrometer. Results: Serum chromium levels of women with GDM, 1.59+/-0.02 ng/ml (range: 0.16-4.0 ng/ml) were lower than in controls (4.58+/-0.62 ng/ml; range 0.82-5.33 ng/ml) (P < 0.001). However, there were no significant differences among cases and controls when subdivided by parity. Conclusions: Women with GDM from a South Indian city had lower levels of serum chromium compared to pregnant women without GDM. Studies may be done whether chromium supplementation is useful in this group of women.


How to cite this article:
Sundararaman P G, Sridhar G R, Sujatha V, Anita V. Serum chromium levels in gestational diabetes mellitus.Indian J Endocr Metab 2012;16:70-73


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Sundararaman P G, Sridhar G R, Sujatha V, Anita V. Serum chromium levels in gestational diabetes mellitus. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Apr 14 ];16:70-73
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