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Table 2 Anthropometric variables, BDI, SF-36 and PAID scores before and after insulin therapy

From: Insulin mediated improvement in glycemic control in elderly with type 2 diabetes mellitus can improve depressive symptoms and does not seem to impair health-related quality of life

Variable Before median After median p Range (mean)
BMI (Kg/m2) 28.1 28.3 0.62 0.13
Waist circumference (cm) 100.5 99.5 0.77 −0.36
Hb A1C (%) 8.7 7.9 0.019 −0.84
BDI 10.5 7.0 0.008 −3.61
Physical functioning 52.5 55.0 0.68 1.25
Role-physical 25.0 50.0 0.13 8.93
Bodily pain 51.5 61.0 0.31 5.79
General health 53,5 52.0 0,34 4.96
Vitality 52.5 57.5 0.47 2.14
Social functioning 75.0 87.5 0.43 4.91
Role- emotional 66.6 83.3 0.74 3.57
Mental health 68 70.0 0.45 1.71
Mental health 68 70.0 0.45 1.71
PAID 20.5 16.5 0.23 −4.11
  1. BMI body mass index, HbA1C hemoglobin glycated, BDI Beck depression inventory, PAID Problem areas in diabetes