The Impact Of Maternal Diabetes On Newborns Admitted To Neonatal Care Unit Of Maternity And Children Teaching Hospital in Al-Diwaniya city

  • Hulal Saleh Saheb College of Medicine- Al-Qadisiyah University
  • Muaid Hameed Pediatrics, Al-Diwaniya Teaching Hospital.
  • Salam Jasim Al-Fatlawi Assistant professor , F.I.B.M.S. community medicine. College of Medicine AL- Kufa University
Keywords: IDM, morbidity, mortality, Al-Diwaniya teaching hospital


Diabetes has long been associated with increased perinatal morbidity and mortality It's one of the commonest and important metabolic disorder that affect the health of both mother and infant .
Patient and methods
Total number of patient involved were one hundred eighty four , Ninety-nine of them were infants of diabetic mother , they were admitted to the NCU of AL-Diwaniya teaching hospital from the 1st of October 2013 to the end of march 2014. Eight-five neonates were also enrolled in this study as control (infants of non-diabetic mothers)
To determine the morbidities and mortality among infants of diabetic mother and to compare it to that of control.
There is higher morbidity and mortality amongst IDM . Hypoglycemia was the commonest morbidity recorded (31.3%) followed by hyper bilirubinemia (13.3%) and respiratory distress (12.1%). More prolonged hospitalization had been seen amongst IDM.
There is higher frequency of morbidity and mortality amongst IDM , hence ascertain a good glycemic control to diabetic mother and providing optimal neonatal care is valuable to decrease these complications.