PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST ANALYSIS IN ASYMPTOMATIC DIABETIC PATIENTS
Dr. A. Rajesh, M.D. and Dr. Jawahar Subbiah M.D.*
Introduction: Diabetes mellitus is the most common endocrine disease worldwide. Though this disease affects each and every organ system of the body, pulmonary function abnormalities are less commonly observed and rarely studied. This study was undertaken to assess for any association between pulmonary function test and diabetes mellitus with respect to age, sex, duration, and type of diabetes and glycaemic control in a normal asymptomatic individual. Methods: A cross sectional study, where the cases were analysed pulmonary function assessed using Fukuda Sangyo spirometer with age, sex, duration and type of diabetes mellitus and also with glycaemic control. Results: This study strongly suggested the existence of restrictive pattern in Diabetics and it’s directly related to control of diabetes. Conclusion: Spirometry remains a cost - effective and a simple non - invasive diagnostic tool and its judicious use can give a warning signal for patients to take early preventive measures by an effective glycemic control.
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, pulmonary function test, spirometry.
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