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Table 1—

HDL and LDL cholesterol in diabetic patients and control subjects

nHDL cholesterol
LDL cholesterol
Directly measured (mmol/l)Measured after precipitation (mmol/l)Directly measured (mmol/l)Calculated (mmol/l)
Control subjects 82 1.58 ± 0.46 1.47 ± 0.46 3.30 ± 0.95 3.28 ± 0.93 
Type 1 diabetic patients 55 1.69 ± 0.42 1.58 ± 0.41 3.49 ± 0.85 3.44 ± 0.89 
Type 2 diabetic patients 70 1.29 ± 0.34 1.18 ± 0.34 3.61 ± 1.14 3.58 ± 1.11 
nHDL cholesterol
LDL cholesterol
Directly measured (mmol/l)Measured after precipitation (mmol/l)Directly measured (mmol/l)Calculated (mmol/l)
Control subjects 82 1.58 ± 0.46 1.47 ± 0.46 3.30 ± 0.95 3.28 ± 0.93 
Type 1 diabetic patients 55 1.69 ± 0.42 1.58 ± 0.41 3.49 ± 0.85 3.44 ± 0.89 
Type 2 diabetic patients 70 1.29 ± 0.34 1.18 ± 0.34 3.61 ± 1.14 3.58 ± 1.11 

Data are means ± SD. HDL cholesterol was measured directly or after precipitation of apo B-containing lipoproteins, and LDL cholesterol was measured directly or calculated using Friedewald’s formula.

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