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Table 2 Comparison of selected clinical data collected during follow up of patients practicing combat sports vs. controls

From: Metabolic control in type 1 diabetes patients practicing combat sports: at least two-year follow-up study

Variables At the beginning of the follow up (practicing combat sport vs others) P value At the end of the follow up (practicing combat sports vs others) P value
Number [N] 5 vs 16 - 5 vs 16 -
Sex [M/F] M - M -
Age [years] 26.4 ± 5.7 vs 26.1 ± 7.4 0.8357 28.4 ± 5.7 vs 28.1 ± 7.4 0.8357
CSII/MDI [N/N] 2/3 vs 12/4 0.2800 2/3 vs 12/4 0.2800
HbA1c [%] 8.1 vs 7.6 0.2824 7.4 vs 7.4 0.5071
Mean glycaemia from glucometer memory [mg/dl] 191 ± 13 vs 165 ± 45 0.1213 161 ± 14 vs 171 ± 40 0.6006
SD of glycaemia from glucometer memory [mg/dl] 84 ± 6 vs 73 ± 23 0.1662 62 ± 5 vs 73 ± 25 0.3783
Mean number of BG measurements/day [N] 4.3 ± 1.3 vs 5.1 ± 1.9 0.4068 9.8 ± 1.5 vs 4.9 ± 1.3 0.0011
Insulin dose [IU/kg] 0.6 ± 0.1 vs 0.7 ± 0.2 0.1728 0.5 ± 0.0 vs 0.7 ± 0.2 0.0082
  1. Legend: CSII - Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion, MDI - Multiple Daily Injections, SD – Standard Deviation, BG – Blood Glucose.