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Table 2 Traditional and non-traditional risk factors and prescribed medication

From: Higher mortality of patients on haemodialysis with pancreatic diabetes compared to type 2-diabetes

  Pancreatic diabetes Type 2 diabetes
Traditional vascular risk factors   
Fasting blood glucose (mg/dl) 146 ± 22 14 ± 22
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 134 ± 12 136 ± 12
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 82 ± 7 84 ± 8
Uncontrolled hypertension 83% 90%
Cholesterol (mg/dl) 142 ± 42** 196 ± 36**
Smoking 33 30
Non-traditional risk factors   
BMI < 21 (kg/m2) 50% 9%
BMI < 18.5 (malnutrition) 3 3% 0
CRP (ng/ml) 1.4 ± 0.9 0.8 ± 0.6
Serum albumin (g/dl) 2.7 ± 0.3* 3.4+0.3*
Hemoglobin (gm/dl) 10 (8-12) 11 (8-13)
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 123 ± 44 156 ± 42
Fluid overload (ultrafiltration necessary) 33% 24%
Prescribed medication   
Iron substitution 27% 17%
25-hydroxy vitamin D 66% 43%
Statin 33% 44%
Aspirin 33% 29%
ACE inhibitors 50% 52%
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01 Data are expressed as x+SD, x (range) or %