Table 3

 Contrasting clinical features of obese and non-obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Type 2 diabetes and BMI <30Type 2 diabetes and BMI ⩾30p Value
Female (n = 516)Male (n = 706)Female (n = 612)Male (n = 626)Female (BMI <30v BMI ⩾30)Male (BMI <30v BMI⩾30)
Values are expressed as mean (SD).
Age (y)66.2 (11.6)64.1 (10.7)61.0 (12.1)58.6 (11.0)< 0.0001< 0.0001
HBA1c (%)8.3 (1.8)8.0 (1.6)8.3 (1.6)8.3 (1.6)0.6< 0.0001
Blood pressure (mm Hg)
    Systolic143.1 (26.4)141.5 (23.3)148.3 (23.4)146.8 (21.2)0.001< 0.0001
    Diastolic71.8 (13.2)73.2 (12.4)74.1 (12.2)77.5 (11.7)0.003< 0.0001
Total cholesterol (mmol/l)5.4 (1.1)5.0 (1.1)5.5 (1.1)5.2 (1.1)0.20.008
Triglycerides (mmol/l)2.1 (1.1)2.0 (1.3)2.3 (1.1)2.6 (1.4)0.03< 0.0001
HDL (mmol/l)1.5 (0.5)1.3 (0.3)1.4 (0.5)1.2 (0.3)< 0.0001< 0.0001
Creatinine (μmol/l)101.8 (36.7)115.9 (57.7)100.3 (43.4)113.5 (39.9)0.60.4