Table 1.

Systemic and whole kidney data in control and diabetic ratsa

ParameterControl (n = 11)Diabetes Mellitus (n = 10)
aData are mean ± SEM. n = number of rats.
bP < 0.05 versus control.
Body weight (g)347 ± 10308 ± 7b
Blood glucose level (mg/dl)101 ± 7335 ± 11b
Mean arterial pressure (mmHg)123 ± 4111 ± 4
Arterial hematocrit (%)52 ± 150 ± 1
[Na+]plasma (mM)141 ± 1140 ± 1
[Cl-]plasma (mM)106 ± 2103 ± 2
[K+]plasma (mM)4.5 ± 0.14.2 ± 0.1b
GFR left kidney (ml/min)1.11 ± 0.051.41 ± 0.06b
Urinary flow rate (μl/min)2.7 ± 0.213.2 ± 2.5b
Left kidney weight (g)1.06 ± 0.031.16 ± 0.02b