Table 2—

Arterial compliance, blood pressure, and systemic vascular resistance of diabetic patients with and without microvascular complications compared with control subjects

CharacteristicControl group (n = 57)Diabetic group with no microvascular complications (n = 32)Diabetic group with microvascular complications (n = 27)
Age (years)37.9 ± 12.623.4 ± 8.5*40.4 ± 10.4
C1 (ml/mmHg)1.47 ± 0.391.47 ± 0.33*1.33 ± 0.41
C2 (ml/mmHg)0.074 ± 0.0330.075 ± 0.021*0.059 ± 0.035
C1 (ml/mmHg) [age adjusted]1.51 ± 0.041.33 ± 0.06*
C2 (ml/mmHg) [age adjusted]0.080 ± 0.0050.065 ± 0.005*
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)123.1 ± 13.5125.6 ± 10.5*136.9 ± 17.5*
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)69.1 ± 8.668.5 ± 8.676.5 ± 10.4*
Systemic vascular resistance (dyne · s · cm−5)1,305 ± 231.11,215.7 ± 175.61,519.8 ± 343.4*
  • Data are n or means ± SEM.

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    * P < 0.05 versus control group.