Table 1—

Baseline characteristics of study participants

CharacteristicControl subjects (n = 57)Diabetic subjects (n = 59)
Age (years)37.9 ± 12.631.2 ± 12.6*
Sex (M/F)27/3031/28
BMI (kg/m2)24.8 ± 4.225.6 ± 3.8
Smokers513
History of hypertension17
Microvascular complications27
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)123.1 ± 13.6130.8 ± 12.6*
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)69.1 ± 8.672.2 ± 10.2
Systemic vascular resistance (dyne · s · cm−5)1,305.8 ± 231.11,354.9 ± 304.4
  • Data are n or means ± SEM.

  • *

    * P = 0.005 versus control subjects.