TABLE 1

Characteristics of 263 type 1 diabetic patients followed from onset of diabetes divided into patients with persistent normoalbuminuria, patients who later progressed to microalbuminuria, and patients who later progressed to microalbuminuria and further to macroalbuminuria

Persistent normoalbuminuriaMicroalbuminuriaMacroalbuminuriaP
n1914923
Male sex (n/%)107/5633/6716/700.21
Height (cm)172 ± 13168 ± 16171 ± 110.10
Weight (kg)60.6 ± 13.358.5 ± 17.063.1 ± 13.40.41
Age (years)28 ± 1329 ± 1828 ± 130.88
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)122 ± 16129 ± 20128 ± 150.009
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)76 ± 1080 ± 1381 ± 100.016
UAER (mg/24 h)8 (5–13)11 (7–17)11 (8–16)0.004
A1C (%)9.7 ± 2.210.2 ± 1.810.1 ± 2.00.36
Serum cholesterol (mmol/l)5.4 ± 1.55.5 ± 1.45.9 ± 1.50.359
Serum creatinine (μmol/l)80 ± 1577 ± 1679 ± 130.443
Serum uric acid (μmol/l)209.4 ± 57.8210.7 ± 55.9239.1 ± 61.00.063
  • Data are mean ± SD or median (interquartile range) unless otherwise indicated. Data are from 3 years after onset of diabetes. P values are overall comparison between the three groups.