Table 1. Lung function, physical capacity parameters and CRP levels.

 Control (n=19)DM (n=19)P-values
CRP (mg/L)0.66 ± 0.150.88 ± 0.21NS
HbA1c (%)5.73 ± 0.018.39± 0.36<0.001
FVC (% pred)101.0 ± 2.1103.4 ± 3.0NS
FEV1 (% pred)99.3 ± 2.5103.9 ± 3.0NS
FEV1/FVC80.4 ± 1.282.2 ± 0.9NS
FEF 25-75% (% pred)100.6 ± 6.6115.6 ± 5.8NS
PEF (% pred)94.7 ± 5.089.9 ± 3.5NS
Peak HR (beats/min)149 ± 3139 ± 20.009
Work load (Watts)158 ± 5135 ± 60.005
RER1.08 ± 0.021.14 ± 0.030.044
VO2peak(ml/kg/min)24.17 ± 0.718.91 ± 0.7<0.001
VO2AT (ml/kg/min)14.11 ± 0.812.17 ± 2.50.044
  • Means±SE. Student t test (p< 0.05).