TABLE 2

Characteristics of obese study subjects with type 2 diabetes and obese control populations

Type 2 diabetesControl group 1Control group 2
Sex* (M/F)96/10556/235¶52/48
Age† (years)56.2 ± 12.941.1 ± 7.4¶53.5 ± 5.2#
Diabetes age at onset† (years)49.9 ± 10.1‖
BMI‡ (kg/m2)36.9 ± 6.040.7 ± 6.9¶34.6 ± 2.8#
Glucose§ (mmol/l)8.46 ± 3.265.17 ± 0.895.22 ± 0.65
Cholesterol§ (mmol/l)5.38 ± 1.575.23 ± 1.136.03 ± 1.00¶
Triglyceride§ (mmol/l)3.18 ± 4.722.66 ± 3.201.90 ± 0.84#
HbA1c§ (%)8.1 ± 1.7n/d5.7 ± 0.4¶
  • Data are means ± SD.

  • * χ2 test;

  • ANOVA;

  • adjusted for age and sex;

  • § adjusted for age, sex, and BMI.

  • P < 0.001, diabetes age versus age of control group 1 or 2;

  • P < 0.001, type 2 diabetes versus control group 1 or 2;

  • # P < 0.05, type 2 diabetes versus control group 1 or 2; Tukey post-hoc honestly significant difference test. n/d, not determined.