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Diabetics at high risk of lung disease: Study

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People with Type-2 may be more at risk of developing (RLD) characterized by breathlessness, than non-diabetic patients, a study has found.

"Increased breathlessness, RLD, and interstitial lung anomalies can be associated with Type-2 diabetes," said from the in

Previous findings from animal experiments also show a significant connection between and mellitus.

"We therefore suspect that is a late consequence of Type-2 diabetes," said Peter P. Nawroth,

The study also showed that RLD is associated with -- a condition where urinary albumin levels are elevated. This may be an indication that and may be associated with nephropathy --

For the study, published in the journal Respiration, the team analysed data from 110 patients with long-term Type-2 diabetes, 29 patients with newly diagnosed Type-2 diabetes, 68 patients with pre-and 48 non-diabetic patients, who were the controls.

The participants were examined for metabolic control, diabetes-related complications, breathlessness and lung function.

The results showed that RLD was found in 27 per cent of patients with long-term Type-2 diabetes, 20 per cent in patients with newly diagnosed diabetes, and nine per cent in patients with pre-diabetes.

Further, patients with pronounced symptoms and RLD also showed CT-morphologically, a fibrosating

Diabetics also had increased -- a condition where the air sac in the lung becomes stiff and scarred.



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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 15:18 IST