TABLE 1

Clinical and metabolic characteristics of the subjects

Control subjectsDiabetic subjects
Age (years)49 ± 1.353 ± 3.2
BMI25 ± 1.526 ± 1
Glucose (mmol/l)4.63 ± 0.17.6 ± 0.5*
2-h Oral glucose tolerance test (mmol/l)5.66 ± 0.714.8 ± 1.2*
HbAlc (%)4 ± 0.26.4 ± 0.6
Insulin (pmol/l)84.4 ± 14227 ± 49
FFAs (mmol/l)0.53 ± 0.050.46 ± 0.04
Wmax (Watts)120.5 ± 7142.4 ± 11
Duration of diabetes (years)5.2 ± 1.5
  • Data are means ± SE; n = 8 control (all male) and 7 diabetic subjects (all male). Glucose, insulin; and FFA measurements were performed after an overnight fast.

  • *

    * P < 0.001 vs. control subjects;

  • P < 0.05 vs. control subjects.