Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is more common in obese and minority women and places them at greater risk for poor fetal outcome and for developing Type 2 diabetes later in life. A prospective study is being conducted in women with gestational diabetes mellitus to determine the extent and time-course of taste and appetite changes they experience during pregnancy and postpartum and to associate these changes to alterations in metabolic and hormonal profiles (e.g., insulin, progesterone, leptin), and to understand the mechanisms for these changes.


Beverly Tepper
Department of Food Science

  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences