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Table 1 Baseline demographic and anthropometric characteristics of investigated patients

From: Impact of acute hyperglycemia on layer-specific left ventricular strain in asymptomatic diabetic patients: an analysis based on two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography

Variables Group A (DM with acute hyperglycemia) n = 67 Group B (DM with euglycemia) n = 20 Group C (healthy controls) n = 20 p value
Gender (male), n (%) 45 (67.2) 10 (50.0) 8 (40.0) 0.065
Age (years) 38.3 ± 1.6* 43.2 ± 3.6 36.2 ± 2.0 0.208
Body weight (kg) 79.6 ± 2.6 73.6 ± 2.8 72.0 ± 3.6 0.345
BMI (kg/m2) 25.7 ± 0.8 24.6 ± 1.0 23.8 ± 0.7 0.209
Diabetes
 Type 1, n (%) 30 (44.8) 8 (40.0) 0.705
 Type 2, n (%) 37 (55.2) 12 (60.0)  
Diabetes duration (years) 8.8 ± 1.2 8.4 ± 1.2 0.798
Therapy, n (%)
 No previous therapy 33 (49.3) 0  
 OAD 11 (16.4) 8 (40.0) 0.570
 Insulin 23 (34.3) 12 (60.0)  
  1. DM diabetes mellitus, BMI body mass index, OAD oral anti diabetes drugs
  2. * Data are expressed as mean ± SE