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Table 1 Characteristics of control and db/db mice

From: Speckle tracking echocardiography in the diagnosis of early left ventricular systolic dysfunction in type II diabetic mice

Variables Control Db/db Pvalue
8 weeks    
Body Weight (g) 22.26 ± 1.08 40.19 ± 1.96 P < 0.0001
Heart Weight (g) 0.12 ± 0.01 0.12 ± 0.01 P > 0.05
HW/BW 0.005 ± 0.0009 0.003 ± 0.0004 P < 0.0001
fasting blood glucose(mmol/L) 2.52 ± 0.50 7.62 ± 1.15 P < 0.0001
12 weeks    
Body Weight (g) 25.71 ± 1.41 47.82 ± 2.67 P < 0.0001
Heart Weight (g) 0.13 ± 0.01 0.13 ± 0.01 P > 0.05
HW/BW 0.005 ± 0.0002 0.003 ± 0.0002 P < 0.0001
fasting blood glucose(mmol/L) 2.15 ± 0.57 8.12 ± 1.22 P < 0.0001
16 weeks    
Body Weight (g) 27.14 ± 1.95 43.42 ± 2.05 P < 0.0001
Heart Weight (g) 0.13 ± 0.02 0.12 ± 0.01 P > 0.05
HW/BW 0.005 ± 0.0006 0.002 ± 0.0002 P < 0.0001
fasting blood glucose(mmol/L) 2.66 ± 0.29 12.71 ± 2.47 P < 0.0001
  1. The table shows the diabetic mice have larger body weight and fasting blood glucose compared to control mice at 8, 12 or 16 weeks of age.