Investigating Markers of Energy Metabolism in the CNS and Periphery in Pregnant Women With Varying Degrees of Insulin Resistance

Diseases and Conditions Researched

Gestational Diabetes; Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

What is the purpose of this trial?

The investigators seek to examine the metabolic changes that occur amongst obese and lean pregnant women with normal glycemic control as well as pregnant women with diabetes mellitus (gestational diabetes and pre-existing type 2 diabetes mellitus) compared to non-pregnant age matched controls. Given the adaptive tendency of the maternal body to use alternative energy sources such as ketones and free fatty acids rather than glucose and to shunt glucose and amino acids to the fetus, the investigators hypothesize that the amino acid and fatty acid profile will be reflective of this adaptive change and that maternal insulin resistance will result in alterations in this pattern in both the plasma and CSF. Furthermore, the investigators also hypothesize that maternal degrees of insulin resistance will also be reflected in CSF hormonal changes.

Participation Guidelines

Age: 18 Years - 45 Years
Gender: Female

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Sponsor: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive & Kidney Diseases
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Study HIC#: 1301011387