Etiology, Detection, and Management of Fetal Macrosomia in Pregnancies Complicated by Diabetes MellitusSACKS, DAVID A. MD* †Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: December 2007 - Volume 50 - Issue 4 - pp 980-989 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31815a6242 Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy Abstract Author Information Abstract Babies of mothers who have diabetes are more likely than babies of nondiabetic women to be large for gestational age. A greater proportion of their birth weight consists of fat mass, much of which is distributed to the trunk and abdomen. The maternal and fetal consequences of diabetic fetopathy, theories and evidence of how it develops, and management considerations relative to excessive growth of the fetus of a diabetic woman are explored in this chapter. Author Information *Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Bellflower †Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California Correspondence: David A. Sacks, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Kaiser Foundation Hospital, 9400 East Rosecrans Avenue, Bellflower, CA 90706. E-mail: email@example.com © 2007 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.