Table 2: Effect of long-term administration of MSEC on blood glucose level in diabetic rats.

Animal groupsBlood glucose (mg/dL)
Day 0 (FBS)Day 2 (FBS)Day 30 (FBS)Day 30 (2 h GTT)

Normal control85 ± 582 ± 686 ± 8115 ± 6#
Diabetic control91 ± 5280 ± 12*384 ± 25*†451 ± 26*
Diabetic + MSEC96 ± 4272 ± 7*269 ± 48*347 ± 29*

The data are expressed as mean ± SEM ( ). * compared with the corresponding values at day 0 in each group. # compared with FBS value at day 30 for normal control group. compared with the corresponding values at day 2 for Diabetic control group. FBS: fasting blood sugar; MSEC: combination of both macerated and Soxhlet extracts see Table 1 ; GTT: glucose tolerance test.