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Type 2 Diabetics Suffer Faster Lung Deterioration, Study Finds

Posted Oct 02 2008 3:12pm

Note from Connie: Diabetes, we already know, has so many complications, but now chalk up yet another one -- decreased ability in the lungs. Jennifer Moore brings you the details.

As we age, it's normal for the lungs to function less well, but Diabetes Care recently published a study finding that diabetics suffer even faster decline than is normal with age.

"Based on the current study, we suggest physicians add lung function on the watch list as they care for their diabetes patients," lead author Hsin-Chieh Jessica Yeh, Ph.D. of Johns Hopkins University said, as quoted in a Health Day news story about research that's part of a larger government investigation into atherosclerosis.

Diabetes can affect so many parts of a person's health and their quality of life. All the more reason it's vital for people to take steps to avoid it.

Jennifer Moore for SUGAR SHOCK! Blog

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