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Resistance exercise and glycemic control in women with gestational diabetes mellitus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20864072     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of a resistance exercise program with an elastic band on insulin requirement and glycemic control in patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).
STUDY DESIGN: Sixty-four patients with gestational diabetes mellitus were randomly assigned into 2 groups: an exercise group (EG; n = 32) and a control group not submitted to the exercise program (CG; n = 32).
RESULTS: A significant reduction in the number of patients who required insulin was observed in the EG (7/32) compared with the CG group (18/32) (P = .005). The percentage of time spent within the proposed target glucose range (of at least 80% of weekly measurements below the limits preestablished for the disease) was significantly higher in EG compared with the CG group (EG = 0.63 ± 0.30; CG = 0.41 ± 0.31; P = .006).
CONCLUSION: The resistance exercise program was effective in reducing the number of patients with GDM who required insulin and in improving capillary glycemic control in this population.
Marcelo C de Barros; Marco A B Lopes; Rossana P V Francisco; Andreia D Sapienza; Marcelo Zugaib
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-09-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  203     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-29     Completed Date:  2011-01-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  556.e1-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Blood Glucose / analysis
Diabetes, Gestational / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Exercise / physiology
Follow-Up Studies
Gestational Age
Hypoglycemic Agents / therapeutic use
Pregnancy Outcome*
Prenatal Care
Reference Values
Resistance Training / instrumentation*,  methods
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose; 0/Hypoglycemic Agents

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