Table 1 —

Biochemical, clinical, and demographic characteristics of diabetic patients and control subjects

Diabetic patientsControl subjects
n (male/female)41 (16/25)33 (17/16)
Age (years)57.2 ± 2.151.7 ± 1.4
BMI (kg/m2)23.2 ± 0.623.7 ± 0.5
Duration of diabetes (years)11.8 ± 1.1
HbA1c(%)9.1 ± 0.3
Glucose (mmol/l)8.8 ± 0.4*4.9 ± 0.1
Cholesterol (mmol/l)4.99 ± 0.194.91 ± 0.16
Triglyceride (mmol/l)1.73 ± 0.141.66 ± 0.18
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/l)1.11 ± 0.061.34 ± 0.09
Creatinine (μmol/l)84.0 ± 4.668.4 ± 2.1
  • Data are means ± SE.

  • *

    * P < 0.001 vs. control subjects.

  • P < 0.01 vs. control subjects.