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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF LUNG FUNCTIONS IN TYPE-2 DIABETES AND NON DIABETIC SUBJECTS.

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Author(s): Gouher Banu Shaikh | Anita Anand Deshpande | Pallavi S Kanthe | Lata Mullur | Manjunatha Aithala

Journal: International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research
ISSN 2229-3809

Volume: 3;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 629;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Type2 diabetes | PEFR | Lung function | MEP.

ABSTRACT
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of dynamic lung functions in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Material & methods:  40 type2 diabetic patients, aged 30-60years, with diabetic duration of 1-20 years, were included in the study. PEFR & MEP are recorded & the results were compared with age and sex matched control (non diabetic) subjects. Results were analyzed by calculating Mean±SD, using Student’s t test, and Pearson correlation. Results: PEFR & MEP were reduced in type2 diabetic patients compared to control of which  MEP show highly significant  reduction. Conclusion: The present study shows reduced lung functions in type2 diabetic subjects. As MEP is significantly reduced in study group we attribute this reduction in lung function tests to respiratory muscle weakness.  Breathing exercises to strengthen the respiratory muscle may improve the lung function tests.
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