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Table 1 Research design and methods

From: Feasibility of a lifestyle intervention in early pregnancy to prevent deterioration of glucose tolerance

Counselling and follow-up Lifestyle intervention (n = 27)a Close follow-up (n = 27)a
Lifestyle counselling (nurse) + +
OGTTb (weeks 8-12) + +
SGMc - -
Diet reportingd 3 times 3 times
TFEQe 2 times 2 times
Counseling(clinical nutritionist) 6 times -
Exercise history + +
Exercise reporting diaries monthly 6 times 6 times
Exercise counselling (physiotherapist) 6 times, twice in groups -
OGTT (weeks 26-28) + +
GDMf-counselling (nurse) and SGM + +
  1. a60 women randomized in the beginning: three dropped out (10%) in each group (4 early miscarriages, one twin pregnancy and one woman moved away).
  2. bOral glucose tolerance test
  3. cSelf glucose monitoring
  4. d4-day food records at baseline, at weeks 26-28 and in the end of pregnancy
  5. eThe three-factor eating questionnaire [16]
  6. fGestational diabetes mellitus