TABLE 1

Clinical characteristics of the study subjects

Type 2 diabetic patientsControl subjects
n65
Age (years)41 ± 638 ± 8
Duration of diabetes (years)9 ± 6
BMI (kg/m2)27 ± 425 ± 5
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)120 ± 12118 ± 11
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)73 ± 870 ± 7
Waist circumference (cm)91 ± 587 ± 5
Fasting plasma glucose (mg/dl)176 ± 4284 ± 16*
Plasma cholesterol (mg/dl)195 ± 26185 ± 22
Plasma HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)52 ± 1154 ± 14
Plasma triglycerides (mg/dl)139 ± 42128 ± 42
HbA1c (%)8.0 ± 1.85.1 ± 0.8*
  • Data are means ± SE.

  • *

    * Statistically significant difference vs. type 2 diabetic patients (P < 0.001).