A recent study on diabetics with COPD OR Asthma has showed that diabetes interferes with pulmonary function test reporting in these patients.
Online PR News – 12-March-2013 – Nagpur, India – The study was done among diabetics with COPD or Asthma by researchers in India. It may be mentioned here that COPD (chronic obstructive lung disease) or asthma is diagnosed based on pulmonary function tests (PFT) as per the recent guidelines. The results of this study now makes it imperative that the treating physician is aware of this influence of diabetes on the PFT’S of these patients due to which pure obstructive pattern is not found on pulmonary function tests in these patients with obstructive airway diseases. "It is for the first time that a comprehensive pulmonary function test (spirometry, Diffusion study and whole body plethysmography) of these patients has beem carried out in a single study" informed Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra, the brain child behind this research.. Reference article: Journal : applied cardiopulmonary pathophysiology. December 2012. link: http://www.applied-cardiopulmonary-pathophysiology.com/fileadmin/downloads/acp-2012-4_20121230/05_Mishra.pdf