Table 1

Characteristics of the T2D subjects before treatment
Patient no. Age Gender Marriage History (year) BMI Fasting glucose HbA1C (%) C-peptide (ng/ml)*
Group A: Long-standing patients having normal β cell function with oral medications
1 60 M Yes 13 30.42 10.39 8.6 2.93
2 38 M Yes 8 20.9 8.39 9.6 0.89
3 53 M Yes 4 28.72 9.3 7.9 2.07
4 41 F Yes 4 26.81 8.2 7.8 1.88
5 29 M Yes 2 26.78 6.2 7.5 1.67
6 43 F Yes 2 27.55 10.83 8.7 1.93
7 61 M Yes 8 30.81 6.53 7.4 1.6
8 68 F Yes 6 21.2 6.21 8.4 0.97
9 40 M Yes 6 25.31 15.95 12.3 0.8
10 36 M Yes 1 25.14 11.59 10.2 1.03
11 54 F Yes 13 28.28 11.95 8.9 0.91
12 55 F Yes 14 25.04 8.27 9.7 0.91
13 57 M Yes 1 26.4 6.95 7.5 1.41
14 54 M Yes 15 32.35 7.6 7.9 1.5
15 45 F Yes 1 25 9.46 8.4 1.89
16 58 F Yes 10 22.91 8.97 9.7 1.08
17 57 F Yes 14 23.88 7.38 7.4 1.07
18 64 M Yes 13 32.81 8.3 8.4 2.09
Mean 50 7.5 26.68 9.03 8.68 1.48
(SD) (11) (5) (3.46) (2.44) (1.25) (0.58)
Group B: Long-standing patients having normal β cell function with insulin injection
19 52 M Yes 12 28.12 10.63 9.4 1.08
20 44 F Yes 9 24.2 10.64 8.1 0.96
21 60 F Yes 12 23.23 11.55 10.0 1.13
22 56 M Yes 11 28.37 12.19 7.5 1.19
23 46 M Yes 5 29.05 7.62 7.8 1.61
24 44 M Yes 2 31.35 10.99 8.5 1.96
25 40 M Yes 4 24.46 9.1 7.4 1.29
26 61 F Yes 13 30.47 11.03 8.8 1.53
27 64 F Yes 2 27.06 8.63 8.3 1.64
28 39 M Yes 11 28.09 10.94 9.8 1.84
29 47 M Yes 7 26.45 7.27 7.9 1.33
Mean 50 8 27.35 10.05 8.5 1.41
(SD) (9) (4) (2.59) (1.63) (0.9) (0.32)
Group C: Long-standing patients having impaired β cell function with insulin injection
30 66 F Yes 18 22.48 10.71 8.3 0.39
31 39 M Yes 3 19.83 8.0 13.2 0.45
32 55 F Yes 24 22.27 6.77 7.3 0.16
33 54 M Yes 15 25.69 8.56 8.5 0.59
34 49 F Yes 15 24.22 10.15 9.6 0.17
35 54 M Yes 11 27.72 8.02 8.9 0.56
36 47 M Yes 15 24.28 9.18 11.1 0.19
Mean 52 14 23.78 8.77 9.56 0.36
(SD) (8) (6) (2.56) (1.36) (1.99) (0.19)

* The levels of 0.6 to approximately 3.4 ng/ml are the normal ranges for Chinese fasting C-peptide by radioimmunoassay (RIA). To convert C-peptide value to nmol/L, multiply the ng/ml by 0.331.

Zhao et al.

Zhao et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:160   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-160

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