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TABLE 1

Descriptive characteristics during late pregnancy and postpartum in women with GDM

Late pregnancyPostpartum
Age (years) 36.1 ± 1.9 36.9 ± 1.9* 
Parity (n0–1 (n = 4)  
 >1 (n = 5)  
Weight (kg) 95.8 ± 6.0 90.4 ± 7.0 
BMI (kg/m235.2 ± 2.0 33.0 ± 2.6 
Body fat (%) 39.2 ± 1.7 42.6 ± 2.1* 
Fasting plasma glucose (mg/dl) 92 ± 2 105 ± 5* 
Fasting plasma insulin (μU/ml) 24.6 ± 3.4 17.7 ± 2.4** 
Late pregnancyPostpartum
Age (years) 36.1 ± 1.9 36.9 ± 1.9* 
Parity (n0–1 (n = 4)  
 >1 (n = 5)  
Weight (kg) 95.8 ± 6.0 90.4 ± 7.0 
BMI (kg/m235.2 ± 2.0 33.0 ± 2.6 
Body fat (%) 39.2 ± 1.7 42.6 ± 2.1* 
Fasting plasma glucose (mg/dl) 92 ± 2 105 ± 5* 
Fasting plasma insulin (μU/ml) 24.6 ± 3.4 17.7 ± 2.4** 

Data are means ± SE; n = 9.

*

P < 0.05,

**

P < 0.01 vs. late pregnancy.

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