diabetes mellitus: Suffering from type-2 diabetes? You are at higher risk of lung disease

LONDON: People with Type-2 diabetes may be more at risk of developing restrictive lung disease (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 lead author Stefan Kopf from the University Hospital Heidelberg in Germany.

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Previous findings from animal experiments also show a significant connection between restrictive lung diseases and diabetes mellitus.

“We therefore suspect that lung disease is a late consequence of Type-2 diabetes,” said Peter P. Nawroth, Professor at the varsity.

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