TABLE 2

Metabolic and hormonal characteristics of the study subjects

BasalInsulin infusion
1 mU · kg−1 · min−15 mU · kg−1 · min−1
Plasma glucose (mmol/l)5.3 ± 0.55.1 ± 0.45.5 ± 0.3
Serum insulin (mU/l)7 ± 265 ± 11*457 ± 72*
Serum FFA (mmol/l)0.59 ± 0.360.10 ± 0.040.04 ± 0.01*
Whole-body glucose uptake (μmol · kg−1 · min−1)33.6 ± 12.974.1 ± 27.0
  • Data are means ± SD.

  • *

    * P < 0.001,

  • P < 0.05 vs. basal;

  • P < 0.001 vs. 1 mU · kg−1 · min−1.