TABLE 4

Comparison of cell number estimates obtained using the disector and Weibel methods on 10 type 1 diabetic patients and 10 nondiabetic control subjects

Type 1 diabetic subjects
Nondiabetic subjects
DisectorWeibelPDisectorWeibelP
Mesangial cells1,600 (1,039–2,160)2,042 (1,240–2,844)0.006768 (609–927)770 (597–944)0.960
Endothelial cells1,413 (1,063–1,763)1,671 (1,200–2,142)0.0611,003 (849–1,157)1,082 (941–1,224)0.292
Podocytes469 (368–570)516 (371–661)0.381580 (487–672)616 (507–726)0.482
  • Data are means (95% CI).