Table 4: Characteristics and outcome of the patients hospitalized for new-onset diabetes, 1996-1997 vs 2008-2009. Patients discharged without insulin therapy.


 

1996-1997

2008-2009

p


n

22/61

19/92

0.04

Men/women

17/5

14/5

NS

Age (yrs)

54±15

50±15

NS

Body weight (kg)

76.9±18.0

93.2±28.8

0.03

BMI(kg/m2)

26.8±5.5

31.4±8.5

0.04

Glycaemia (mmol/L)

16.2±5.4

14.4±7.0

NS

HbA1C (%)

10.8±2.2

10.6±2.1

NS

Weight loss (kg/3months)

-6.1±3.6

-4.1±5.2

NS

Duration of hospitalization (d)

8.2±4.1

6.0±2.0

0.04

Capillary glucose level at discharge (mg/dL)

131±24

132±31

NS

Body weight 4 months later (kg)

79.0±19.0

90.1±22.0

NS

HbA1C 4 months later (%)

7.0±2.3

6.9±1.1

NS


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