Comparison of urinary iodine excretion between diabetic and non-diabetic pregnant women

Quazi Salamatullah, Sharmin Rumi Alim, Md. Mohiduzzaman, Shamsun Nahar Bela

Abstract


The present study was undertaken to compare the urinary iodine excretion (UIH) between
diabetic and non-diabetic pregnant women at dil'ferent gestational we eks starting from 12
we eks ol'gestational age until delivery. Iodine from the salts they were consuming at dilTerent
times o f urine collection was also estimated. I'wo hospitals namely Bangladesh Institute o f
Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetic, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM) for
diabetic pregnant women, and Mother and Child Health Training Institute (MCHTI) for nondiabetic
subjects who attended the hospitals for anti-natal check up were included during the
study period. In these hospitals the pregnant women are supposed to come every month for
chcck-up. For this reason the plan was to check them for a total o f six limes (initial and 5
times follow-up) starling from 12 weeks o f gestational age. Although the number o f subjects
were decreased al each lime o f follow-up it was possible to complete the six check-up in
BIRDEM (because they also come for blood sugar check-up), but in MCHTI initial and three
limes follow-up were possible.


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