TABLE 1

Clinical variables of subjects

VariableGroup 1 (n = 13)Group 2 (n = 15)P
Age (years)54.4 ± 8.255.7 ± 8NS
Smokers (n)32NS
Pharmacologic treatment
 Insulin12NS
 Biguanides65NS
 Sulphonylureas63NS
 Acarbose11NS
 Statins23NS
 Fibrates13NS
 ACE122NS
 β-blockers11NS
 Aspirin21NS
 Allopurinol11NS
Diabetic complications
 Macroangiopathy12NS
 Diabetic retinopathy24NS
 Microalbuminuria34NS
  • ACEI, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors; NS, not significant.