Table 1

Anthropometric, clinical and biochemical characteristics of the 80 patients with T2DM

Parameters (unit of measure)
Age (years)69±8
Gender, M/F41/39 (51%)
Waist circumference (cm)102.4±10.9
BMI (kg/m2)30.3±5.3
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)79±11
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)139±14
HbA1c (mmol/mol)54.8±12.8
HbA1c (%)7.2±1.2
Total cholesterol (mg/dL)159±47
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL)46±6
Triglycerides (mg/dL)147±106
Microalbuminuria, yes/no24/56 (30%/70%)
Retinopathy, yes/no22/58 (27.5%/72.5%)
Cerebral macroangiopathy, yes/no50/30 (62.5%/37.5%)
Peripheral artery disease, yes/no11/69 (13.8%/86.2%)
Coronary heart disease, yes/no4/76 (5%/95%)
  • Continuous variables are expressed as mean±SD. For frequency data, absolute values are given, with percentages in parentheses.

  • BMI, body mass index; F, female; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; M, male; T2DM, type 2 diabetes mellitus.