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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of non-obese and overweight patients with type 1 diabetes

From: Overweight and obesity in type 1 diabetes is not associated with higher ghrelin concentrations

  BMI < 25a BMI ≥ 25a P < 0.05
Patients (men) 9 (6) 9 (4) NS
Mean BMI (kg/m2) 22.7 ± 1.8 30.12 ± 3,4 NS
Age (years) 41 ± 9 54 ± 15 NS
Age at diagnosis 24 ± 13 24 ± 14 NS
Duration of diabetes (years) 23 ± 18 28 ± 17 NS
Alcohol users (n) 9 7 NS
Smoking (n) 4 4 NS
Number of statin users 4 7 NS
Mean systolic RR (mmHg) 131 ± 16 149 ± 17 NS
Mean diastolic RR (mmHg) 75 ± 13 73 ± 11 NS
Creatinine (μmol/L) 75 ± 8 89 ± 21 NS
Triglyceride (mmol/L) 1.03 ± 0.51 1.38 ± 0.69 NS
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 4.6 ± 0.7 4,6 ± 1.3 NS
Mean LDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) 2.6 ± 0.9 2.7 ± 1.0 NS
apo B (g/L) 0.8 ± 0.2 1.0 ± 0.4 NS
mean HbA1C (mmol/mol) 53.5 ± 6.5 60.3 ± 7.2 NS
Albumin/creatinine ratio (g/mol) 0.01 ± 0.00 0.02 ± 0.02 NS
Mean acylated ghrelin (pg/ml) 44.5 ± 29.4 46.1 ± 29.6 NS
Mean unacylated ghrelin (pg/ml) 42.4 ± 20.7 47.2 ± 18.2 NS
ratio AG/UAG 1.1 ± 0.6 1.0 ± 0.5 NS
mean insulin dose (range 20 to 100) units per day 36.6 ± 17.0 52.6 ± 27.2 P < 0.02
Positive anti-GAD65 4 6 NS
  1. aContinuous variables are expressed as mean ± standard deviation