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Diabetes

25 June 2010

Diabetes Seems to Up Risks for Lung Disease Patients

Longer hospital stays, more deaths noted in those with COPD plus high blood sugar

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The investigators reviewed the records of COPD patients admitted with a sudden worsening of symptoms (acute exacerbations) during 2007. The average length of stay for patients with diabetes was 7.8 days, which was 10.3 percent longer than the average stay of 6.5 days for patients without diabetes.

 

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