Table 1—

Clinical characteristics of diabetic subjects on regular hemodialysis in good, fair, and poor glycemic control groups

GoodFairPoorP value
n343941
Age at entry (years)61.5 ± 10.960.6 ± 10.460.4 ± 9.80.894
Age at hemodialysis initiation (years)59.4 ± 11.757.6 ± 10.656.4 ± 12.00.743
Duration of hemodialysis (months)42.0 ± 42.837.6 ± 28.253.8 ± 33.60.105
Existence of cardiac disease (n)1821160.335
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)159.5 ± 25.5164.7 ± 19.7166.2 ± 22.60.593
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)77.9 ± 10.979.4 ± 6.879.8 ± 9.10.768
Cardiothoracic ratio (%)49.6 ± 4.050.2 ± 3.650.0 ± 3.90.875
Mean A1C (%)5.7 ± 0.47.2 ± 0.4*9.2 ± 0.9*<0.0001
Creatinine (mg/dl)11.4 ± 3.010.4 ± 2.210.9 ± 2.20.236
Sodium (mEq/l)139 ± 3138 ± 4137 ± 40.083
Potassium (mEq/l)5.2 ± 0.85.0 ± 0.64.8 ± 1.00.307
Total protein (g/dl)6.5 ± 0.66.8 ± 0.5*6.5 ± 0.40.020
Albumin (g/dl)3.7 ± 0.33.8 ± 0.33.6 ± 0.40.068
Hemoglobin (g/dl)9.5 ± 1.49.4 ± 1.19.5 ± 1.40.985
Total cholesterol (mg/dl)150 ± 43163 ± 36167 ± 350.127
Uric acid (mg/dl)6.8 ± 1.26.9 ± 1.06.6 ± 1.00.506
  • Data are means ± SD unless otherwise indicated. Existence of cardiac diseases, existence of coronary artery disease, and/or echocardiographic abnormalities. Diabetic subjects were divided into three groups by mean A1C level as follows: good A1C group <6.5%, fair A1C group ≥6.5 to <8.0%, and poor A1C group ≥8.0% A1C.

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    * P < 0.05 vs. good A1C group.