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Table 1 Baseline data on 21 subjects with Type 2 diabetes and 20 controls without diabetes.

From: Plasma matrix metalloproteinases, low density lipoprotein oxidisability and soluble adhesion molecules after a glucose load in Type 2 diabetes

  Type 2 diabetes Controls p
Number 21 20  
Age [yrs] 57.1 [6.3] 59.0 [9.9] ns
Known Diabetes duration [yrs] 5.7 [7.1] -  
M:F 10:11 11:9 ns
Body Mass Index [kg/m2] 30.1 [4.8] 26.7 [3.8] ns
Waist – hip ratio 0.91 [0.09] 0.86 [0.08] ns
Diabetes treatment   -  
   Diet 6   
   Sulphonylurea 6   
   Metformin 5   
   Combination 4   
HbA1c [%] 7.3 [1.3] 5.1 [0.3] 0.0001
Total cholesterol [mmol/l] 5.8 [0.7] 5.8 [0.9] ns
LDL cholesterol [mmol/l] 3.6 [0.5] 3.7 [0.9] ns
Triglycerides [mmol/l] 2.5 [0.9] 1.6 [0.7] 0.03
HDL cholesterol [mmol/l] 1.04 [0.2] 1.36 [0.3] 0.03
  1. Data are shown as a mean and one [standard deviation] NS = not significant; p > 0.05