Table 1 Characteristics of the participants in the study
Diabetes population mean (SD)
Gender (male/female)176/120
Diabetes duration (years)18 (6.1)
Fasting whole blood glucose (mmol/l)9.3 (2.6)
HbA1c (%)8.0 (1.6)
Total cholesterol (mmol/l)5.1 (1.0)
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)1.36 (0.45)
Triglycerides (mmol/l)1.73 (1.26)
Creatinine (┬Ámol/l)84 (26)
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)135 (13)
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)81 (5)