Reply to Dereke, J., Hillman, M. “The significance of biomarkers such as FABP4 in gestational diabetes mellitus and the importance of rigorous peer review” Acta Diabetol (2017) 54:885. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00592-017-1026-6
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We thank the Editor and Dereke and Hillman  for raising several important issues particularly concerning the “Materials and methods” section that were overlooked in compiling our manuscript published in Acta Diabetologica .
Indeed, we found that the statistical analysis section contained several mistakes, for which we deeply apologize. We immediately analyzed all of our data in the manuscript again, using appropriate statistical tools, and found that the new statistical results remain correct. Therefore, the conclusion of our manuscript is also valid. We appreciate the opportunity for us to clarify the above issues, point-by-point, as follows.
First of all, the authors state that ANOVA has been performed for multiple comparisons despite the fact that ANOVA has not been used in the study.
Response: we apologize for the mistake in describing the statistical method used. The data were first analyzed by Kolmogorov–Smirnov test to determine the distribution of data....
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