In a case-control analysis comparing 303 patients with diabetes and 303 without (matched on age, race, sex and height), diabetics had reduced lung diffusion (DLCO) independent of smoking, obesity, clinical heart failure, asymptomatic left ventricular systolic and diastolic dysfunction: DLCO (mean ± SE: 15.5 ± 0.9 vs. 16.4 ±0.9, p=. 0.01).
- Diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide
- Heart failure
- Pulmonary function tests
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism