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Table 1 Baseline clinical and laboratory characteristics of type 2 diabetic patients included in the study

From: Are diabetes management guidelines applicable in ‘real life’?

Baseline  
N 90
Age (years) 62.7 ± 10.4
White ethnicity 71 (78.9%)
Women 52 (57.8%)
Diabetes duration (years) 8.2 ± 9.1
Primary care unit attendance (years) 2.1 ± 2.5
Previous cardiovascular event 21 (23.3%)
Current Smoking 13 (14.4%)
Hypertension 79 (89.8%)
SBP (mmHg) 144.3 ± 22.7
DBP (mmHg) 79.4 ± 10.7
BMI (kg/m2) 29.8 ± 4.9
Using statin 45 (50%)
Using aspirin 55 (61.1%)
Microalbuminuria 20 (23.8%)
Treatment Type  
  Diet only 10 (11.1%)
  One oral agent 33 (36.6%)
    Metformin 30
   Glybenclamide 3
  Two oral agents 28 (31.1%)
  Insulin use 19 (21.1%)
  NPH alone 4
  NPH + Metformin 14
  NPH + Glybenclamide 0
  NPH + Metformin + Glybenclamide 1
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 179.1 ± 41.2
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 47.5 ± 11.8
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 153 (109.0 -216.5)
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 94.9 ± 33.0
Creatinine (mg/dl) 0.86± 0.24
HbA1c (%) 7.2 ± 1.6
  1. Data are mean ± SD, number of patients with the characteristic (%).