Table 1: Characteristics of control and diabetic rats after 8 weeks.

CtrlDM

Body weight (g)380.0 ± 22.0189.5 ± 46.5
Glucose (mmol/L)5.2 ± 1.425.9 ± 6.4
Heart weight (g)1.58 ± 0.120.84 ± 0.09

Data are expressed as the mean ± SD. . versus Ctrl 8 weeks after STZ injection.