Journal of Diabetes Research / 2020 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Supplementation with Korean Red Ginseng Improves Current Perception Threshold in Korean Type 2 Diabetes Patients: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Table 1

Subject characteristics at baseline.

KRG group ()Placebo group () valuea

Gender (M/F)17/1319/12NSa
Age (years)NS
BMI (kg/m2)NS
DM duration (years)NS
DM medication
 Monotherapy9 (30.0%)11 (35.5%)
 Dual therapy13 (43.3%)8 (25.8%)NSb
 Triple therapy18 (26.7%)12 (38.7%)
SBP (mmHg)NS

DBP (mmHg)NS
Smoking
 Nonsmoker16 (53.3%)20 (64.5%)
 Ex-smoker3 (10.0%)5 (16.1%)NSb
 Current smoker11 (36.7%)6 (19.4%)
Alcohol
 No22 (73.3%)22 (71.0%)NSb
 Yes8 (26.7%)9 (29.0%)

Data are presented as . aAnalyzed by independent -tests and the value represents the comparison to the placebo group. bAnalyzed by Chi-square. KRG: Korean Red Ginseng; BMI: body mass index; SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure.

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