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Table 3 Hormonal evaluation of study subjects

From: 11β Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase – 1 activity in type 2 diabetes mellitus: a comparative study

Delta cortisol is difference in S.cortisol levels before and 40 min after Tablet cortisone acetate 25 mg PO cases and control p-value
Diabetes Healthy controls  
Mean Standard Deviation Mean Standard Deviation
TSH (mU/L) 2.65 1.18 2.36 1.13 0.11
free T4 (ng/dl) 1.2 .3 1.1 .2  
Fasting blood glucose (mg/dl) 150.43 40.39 83.37 7.80 < 0.01
8 am cortisol (mcg/dl) 1.29 2.19 .84 .46 0.211
8 40 am cortisol (mcg/dl) 13.58 10.38 7.52 7.24 0.012
delta (8 40–8 00 am cortisol) 12.29 10.65 6.68 7.24 0.022
  1. Mann-Whitney test used to compare values in diabetics and healthy control
  2. Diabetics had higher mean Fasting blood glucose(FBG),TSH & cortisol values
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