Table 1: Characteristics and outcome of the patients hospitalized for new-onset diabetes, 1996-1997 vs 2008-2009.


 

1996-1997

2008-2009

p


n

61

92

 

Men/women

39/22

67/25

NS

Age (yrs)

47±18

41±16

0.03

Body weight (kg)

67.9±17.5

72.8±20.7

NS

BMI(kg/m2)

24.0±5.6

25.1±6.7

NS

Glycaemia (mmol/L)

21±18

19±15

NS

HbA1C (%)

11.8±2.8

12.0±2.3

NS

Weight loss (kg/3months)

-6.7±4.6

-6.6±6.5

NS

Intercurrent disease (n)

24

34

NS

Corticosteroid use(n)

9

8

NS

Sweetened beverages (n)

14

35

NS (0.054)

Anti-GAD + (n)

18

33

NS

Serum C-peptide (nmol/L)

1.08±1.00

0.81±0.69

NS

Duration of hospitalization (d)

9.9±5.4

7.5±2.7

0.001

Capillary glucose level at discharge (mg/dL)

142±38

136±38

NS

Daily insulin dose at discharge (U)

25±24

36±27

0.012

Body weight 4 months later (kg)

71.1±17.1

77.1±17.1

NS (0.09)

HbA1C 4 months later (%)

7.1±1.9

7.3±1.5

NS


Salandini et al.Journal of Diabetes Research and Clinical Metabolism  2012 1:12DOI : 10.7243/2050-0866-1-12