Evaluation of Serum Zinc Levels in Pregnant Women with Gestational Diabetes Compared with Non-diabetic Pregnant Women

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Laboratory Sciences, Zahedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan, Iran

2 Department of Nursing, Zahedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan,Iran

3 Department of Biology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

4 Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

5 Department of Midwifery, Zahedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan, Iran


Zinc is one of the main and essential elements in pregnancy that its deficiency in this period causes disorders of the maternal and fetal immune system and disorders of the metabolic systems in pregnant women, and its deficiency is often observed in pregnant women. In this study, the effect on pregnant women with gestational diabetes (GDM) compared to pregnant women without gestational diabetes (NGT) will be discussed. Methods: In this study, fresh blood samples were taken from 50 pregnant women with gestational diabetes and 50 pregnant women without gestational diabetes. Blood samples were taken from both groups in the third trimester of pregnancy and then the obtained values were analyzed by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry for Plasma zinc level (FAAS). Zinc levels in pregnant women with gestational diabetes were higher in comparison with pregnant women with non-gestational diabetes (93.4±77.57µmol/dl vs 66.35±53.74 µmol/dl). Conclusion: This study showed  No significant differences between GDM and NGTwomen in the serum zinc levels. 


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