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Default infants of diabetic mother

Hi all:

Can someone please explain why there are hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia in infants of diabetic mother?

And in kaplan pediatric lecture notes, there is also hyperbilirubinemia, this is " indirect" hyperbilirubinemia", right?

Also, there is hyperviscosity in infants of diabetic mother, is this because these infants are somewhat hypoxic, so EPO is increased and eventually polycythemia and hyperviscosity?

Thank you!
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