Table 5.

Correlation coefficients from structural—functional relationships in 21 type 2 diabetic patients with nephropathy compared with those from published studies in type 1 subjectsa

VariableProteinuriaCreatinine Clearance
Type 1Type 2Type 1Type 2
aStructural parameters show similarly strong correlations with proteinuria and creatinine clearance in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. FPWmes, foot process width on mesangial-urinary surface. Other abbreviations as in Table 2.
bSteffes (17).
cBjorn (14).
dLane (7).
VvMes/Glom0.63b0.64-0.51b-0.58
VvMat/Glom0.63b0.65-0.53b-0.58
GBM width0.58b0.58
FPWmes0.59c0.60
VvInterstitium/tubulointerstitium-0.49d-0.58