TABLE 1

Physical characteristics of Zucker lean, fatty, and diabetic fatty rats for studies in Figure 2

Zucker leanZucker fattyZucker diabetic
n(1)9106
Final body weight (g)305.0 ± 22.6424.0 ± 29.8*422.0 ± 25.9*
Blood glucose (mg/dl)96.1 ± 11.2110.2 ± 9.0*513.0 ± 52.0*
n(2)466
Appearance time (s)1.43 ± 0.121.23 ± 0.191.89 ± 0.39
Artery diameter (pixels)12.7 ± 1.113.9 ± 0.814.2 ± 1.3
Vein diameter (pixels)17.6 ± 1.218.2 ± 0.717.9 ± 1.1
MCT (s)0.98 ± 0.081.03 ± 0.111.26 ± 0.20
  • Data are means ± SD.

  • *

    * P < 0.01 compared with nondiabetic control rats

  • P = 0.036 compared with nondiabetic Zucker fatty rats. 1) Physical characteristics of all Zucker lean, fatty, and diabetic fatty rats from retinal leukostasis and microcirculation studies; 2) retinal vascular parameters of Zucker rats from microcirculation studies alone.