Remission of Diabetes Mellitus during PregnancyBr Med J 1974; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5897.55 (Published 12 January 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;1:55
- Joanna Sheldon,
- Timothy Coleman
Two cases are reported in which a remission of diabetes was sustained throughout pregnancy. This seemed to be due in part to improved β-cell function consequent on restoration of normoglycaemia before pregnancy, and in part to an increase in insulin sensitivity during pregnancy, which in the first case disappeared very rapidly after delivery.