Journal of Diabetes Research / 2011 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Electroacupuncture-Induced Cholinergic Nerve Activation Enhances the Hypoglycemic Effect of Exogenous Insulin in a Rat Model of Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetes

Table 1

EA (15 Hz) was applied to the bilateral Zusanli acupoints on STZ rats under ICT.

Plasma levelsGroups0 min30 min60 min

Insulin (ng/mL)EA0.44 ± 0.303.66 ± 3.965.98 ± 2.42
non-EA0.33 ± 0.316.93 ± 4.175.94 ± 3.70

HOMAEA15.4 ± 11.277.9 ± 73.7*65.6 ± 35.7*
non-EA10.2 ± 11.4228.7 ± 92.5152.4 ± 76.0

FFAs (mmol/L)EA1.05 ± 0.380.48 ± 0.310.44 ± 0.24
non-EA1.04 ± 0.330.47 ± 0.160.39 ± 0.19

All values are expressed as mean ± SE; HOMA = insulin ( U/mL) × glucose (mmol/L)/22.5. The value of EA group ( ) was compared with the value of non-EA ( ) group by Student’s t-test, * .

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