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Title: Vitamin D supplementation in pregnant women with diabetes in Far North Queensland
Contributor(s): Theodore, Sigrid (author); de Costa, Caroline (author); McLean, Anna (author); Woods, Cindy  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2018-12-16
Early Online Version: 2018-05-30
DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12437
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Abstract: The need for routine antenatal vitamin D screening across Australia continues to be debated. In rural, tropical Far North Queensland (FNQ), while adequate concentrations have been reported in the general antenatal population, among pregnant women with diabetes (29%) there were found to be ‘insufficient’ or ‘deficient’ vitamin D levels and pregnant Indigenous women recorded slightly lower mean levels than non‐Indigenous women.1 Maternal vitamin D status determines neonatal status; there is also growing evidence of an association between low maternal vitamin D in pregnancy and poor glycaemic control, although clinical significance remains uncertain.2 Some studies demonstrate an association with increased rates of pre‐eclampsia and other pregnancy complications, while others have found no such association.2, 3 There is also evidence of associations between low neonatal vitamin D and extraskeletal adverse outcomes in childhood, including bronchiolitis, atopy and type 1 diabetes, in addition to the known skeletal complications, such as rickets.3, 4
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Rural Health, 26(6), p. 451-452
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1440-1584
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 111402 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
111404 Reproduction
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 321502 Obstetrics and gynaecology
321503 Reproduction
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920507 Women's Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200509 Women's and maternal health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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