Research Article

Control of blood glucose during labour in diabetic women with combined glucose and low-dose insulin infusion.

Br Med J 1977; 1 doi: (Published 14 May 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;1:1252
  1. T E West,
  2. C Lowy


    During 15 labours in diabetic women blood glucose concentrations were controlled with simultaneous infusion of insulin and glucose. The mean insulin infusion rate was between 1 and 2 U/h. No infant showed evidence of neonatal hypoglycaemia. The procedure is simple to use and may be carried out in any labour ward.