Figure 8: Bone properties of SDT rats. Bone mineral density (BMD) of the whole tibia (a) and mechanical property of the femur midshaft (b) are clearly indicating diabetes-induced osteoporosis in SDT rats. White column: male SD rats, green column: male SDT rats (40 weeks of age). Data represent means ± SD ( ). , (versus SD rats, unpaired t-test). The reconstructed bone microstructure 3D images of femur from 40 weeks SDT rats show the obvious bone loss (c) (bar 2 mm). Figures are modified from [50].