TABLE 3

Plasma branched and nonbranched chain amino acid concentrations

BaselineHypoRecoveryP
BCAA (mmol/l)
 Nondiabetic subjects
  Hypo0.37 ± 0.020.23 ± 0.02*0.26 ± 0.02*0.008
  Hypo + meal0.35 ± 0.020.55 ± 0.030.41 ± 0.03
 Diabetic subjects
  Hypo0.36 ± 0.020.21 ± 0.02*0.25 ± 0.02*0.002
  Hypo + meal0.37 ± 0.010.52 ± 0.030.43 ± 0.03
N-BCAA (mmol/l)
 Nondiabetic subjects
  Hypo1.32 ± 0.081.07 ± 0.06*1.12 ± 0.07*0.023
  Hypo + meal1.28 ± 0.081.57 ± 0.071.5 ± 0.06
 Diabetic subjects
  Hypo1.24 ± 0.071.00 ± 0.06*1.08 ± 0.07*0.011
  Hypo + meal1.30 ± 0.071.60 ± 0.081.41 ± 0.07
  • Data are means ± SE.

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    * P < 0.05 vs. hypo + meal.