Table 1 : Demographics of the study population*.


  Non GDM
Controls (n=8)
GDM
(n=5)
P value** U value
(critical U**)

Maternal Age (years) 24 (2) 25 (5)  >0.05 16 (8)
Gestational Age of Delivery 40 (1) 38 (1) >0.05 17.5 (8)
Baby Weight (G) 3455 (496) 3055 (422) >0.05 11 (6)
Co-Morbidities none 1 IUGR, 1 mild
preeclampsia
- -
Race - - >0.05 -
Caucasian 8 4 - -
Other 0 1 - -
Body Mass Index at Enrollment 28 (3) 26 (4) >0.05 19.5 (8)
<25 2 2 - -
25-30 5 1 - -
>30 1 2 - -

Gestational Age at Analysis (days)*        

4-12 weeks 8 (1) 9 (1) >0.05 20 (8)
16-22 weeks 16 (1) 17 (2) >0.05 18 (8)
24-28 weeks 28 (1) 27 (1) >0.05 20 (8)
Glucose challenge test (mg/dL) 94 (15) 168 (14) 0.0002 0 (8)
Glucose tolerance test (mg/dL) n/a 90 (3) - -
Fasting blood glucose n/a 90 (3) - -
1 hour - 205 (11) - -
2 hours - 194 (18) - -
3 hours - 115 (28) - -
Mode of Delivery - - - --
Vaginal 5 4 - -
Cesarean secton 3 1 - -

*continuous data expressed in median (95% confidence interval).
**, p value calculated by analysis of variance for contiuous variables and
Chi-square analysis for categorical variables.
***, critical value of U for statistical significance at p≤0.05.

Ippolito et al.Journal of Diabetes Research and Clinical Metabolism  2013 2:22DOI : 10.7243/2050-0866-2-22