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Table 2 Effect of oral administration of curcumin at the start and during six weeks of the experiment on blood glucose concentration (mg/dl) in streptozotocin diabetic rats

From: Curcumin regulates gene expression of insulin like growth factor, B-cell CLL/lymphoma 2 and antioxidant enzymes in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats

Groups Blood glucose concentration (mg/dl)
At the start 1stweek 2ndweek 4thweek 6thweek
I 100 ± 1.1 100 ± 2.1 96 ± 1.2 92 ± 1.1 90 ± 2.1
II 102 ± 1.2 366 ± 1.9* 330 ± 1.5* 340 ± 1.4* 350 ± 1.7*
III 98.2 ± 2.1 199 ± 1.1** 187 ± 1.0** 192 ± 1.3** 197 ± 1.2**
  1. I (non diabetic), II (diabetic), III (diabetic treated with curcumin); Values are mean ± SD of 8 rats; *Mean values are significantly (P < 0.05) different compare to the control (group I). **Mean values are significantly (P < 0.05) different compare to diabetic rats (group II).