TABLE 2

Physical properties for nondiabetic and diabetic L-E rats used in microsphere impaction studies

Nondiabetic ratsDiabetic rats
n105
Initial body weight (g)226.0 ± 15.2229.0 ± 18.2
Final body weight (g)255.0 ± 28.7245.0 ± 41.2
Blood glucose (mg/dl)106.5 ± 9.7364.6 ± 84.2*
Right eyes
Left eyes
Right eyes
Left eyes
Appearance time (s)1.49 ± 0.301.31 ± 0.281.52 ± 0.381.43 ± 0.22
Artery diameter (pixels)15.5 ± 1.414.9 ± 1.315.2 ± 1.515.1 ± 1.3
Vein diameter (pixels)20.6 ± 2.719.8 ± 2.119.8 ± 2.119.0 ± 1.7
  • Data are means ± SD.

  • *

    * P < 0.01 compared with nondiabetic rats.