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Diabetics at higher risk of lung disease: Study

Press Trust of India  |  Berlin 

People with type-2 may be at a significantly higher risk of suffering from breathlessness and (RLD), a study has found.

RLD is a category of that restrict lung expansion, resulting in a decreased lung volume.

The study, published in the journal Respiration, involved 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 (controls).

Researchers from in Germany examined the participants for metabolic control, diabetes-related complications, breathlessness, and lung function.

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

It was found that people with type 2 are significantly more likely to suffer from breathlessness and RLD, than the control group.

RLD was found in 27 per cent of patients with long-term type 2 diabetes, in 20 per cent of patients with newly diagnosed diabetes, and in 9 per cent of patients with pre-diabetes.

There were also differences in the morphological analysis of the lung tissue of subjects with and without diabetes. Patients with diabetes had increased

In addition, the study showed that RLD is associated with In the disease, urinary albumin levels are elevated. This may be an indication that and kidney may be associated with (nephropathy).

"In this study, the prevalence of RLD was 20 to 27 per cent in patients with diabetes. Moreover, the radiological and histological analyses suggest an association with fibrosing interstitial lung anomalies," said from

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 16:20 IST
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