Table 1: Effect of vitamin C treatment on fasting blood glucose, body weight, and mucus weight in diabetic rats.

ParameterNormal controlDiabetic controlDiabetic + VIT CVIT C

Body weight (g) 2 2 0 ± 7 1 8 4 ± 1 0 * 2 1 0 ± 8 . 7 2 2 5 ± 6 . 8
Blood glucose (mmol/L) 4 . 2 ± 0 . 7 >33 ± 2.1* 8 . 9 ± 1 . 8 *† 4 . 5 ± 1 . 1
Mucus weight (mg) 0 . 9 7 ± 0 . 0 2 0 . 4 5 ± 0 . 0 2 * 0 . 5 1 ± 0 . 0 2 *† 0 . 8 8 ± 0 . 0 4

* 𝑃 < 0 . 0 5 versus control, 𝑃 < 0 . 0 5 versus DM, 𝑛 : 6 rats in each group.