TABLE 1

Indexes of STZ-induced diabetes over 24-week time period

Experimental group (n)Body wt (g)
Terminal blood glucose levels (mmol/l)Motor nerve conduction velocity (m/s)Sensory nerve conduction velocity (m/s)
StartEnd
Control 0231 ± 10231 ± 10n.t.n.t.n.t.
Control 24 weeks239 ± 5361 ± 53n.t.58.7 ± 9.257 ± 4.8
STZ 3 weeks233 ± 7215 ± 2126 ± 3.7n.t.n.t.
STZ 6 weeks242 ± 10257 ± 1526.9 ± 1.4n.t.n.t.
STZ 9 weeks242 ± 17271 ± 2725.4 ± 2.9n.t.n.t.
STZ 12 weeks233 ± 13264 ± 4121.5 ± 7.6n.t.n.t.
STZ 24 weeks233 ± 16319 ± 5523.3 ± 7.943.2 ± 5.4*45.5 ± 3.9*
  • Data are means ± SD unless otherwise indicated.

  • *P < 0.005: t test, control vs. diabetic nerve conduction velocity at 24 weeks. n.t. = not tested.