Table 1

Patient characteristics

Glyburide (n = 53)Metformin (n = 51)
Age (years)32.8 ± 5.033.6 ± 5.3
Age >35 years19 (36)20 (41)
Parity2.7 ± 1.62.8 ± 1.8
Primiparous17 (32)12 (27)
Weight (kg)75.0 ± 14.475.2 ± 15.5
Height (m)1.62 ± 0.071.62 ± 0.06
Prepregnancy BMI (kg/m2)28.6 ± 4.728.6 ± 5.5
GDM diagnosis by the National Diabetes Data Group criteria21 (39)24 (47)
GDM diagnosis <24 weeks13 (25)14 (27)
Treatment initiation (weeks)29.4 ± 4.029.6 ± 4.1
Mean daily glucose value at recruitment (mg/dL)109.8 ± 11.4110.2 ± 7.8
Mean preprandial glucose value at recruitment (mg/dL)95.9 ± 10.496.8 ± 10.5
Mean postprandial glucose value at recruitment (mg/dL)127.6 ± 19.1125.4 ± 12.8
  • Data are mean ± SD or n (%).