G. P. Mishra1, T.M. Dhamgaye2, B.O. Tayade3, B. Fuladi Amol4, S. Agrawal Amit5, D. Mulani Jasmin6

1Department of Chest & TB, Government Medical College, Nagpur, India, 2Department of Chest & TB, BJ Medical College, Pune, India, 3Department of Chest & TB, NKP Salve Medical College, Nagpur, India, 4Dept. of Chest & TB, Government Medical College, Akola, India, 5Resident, Maimonides Medical Center, New York, USA, 6Rural Hospital, Rajegaon, Gondia, Maharashtra, India

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Several prospective studies have found that impaired pulmonary function may increase the risk for developing

diabetes. [5] The pulmonary function in diabetics is characterized by restrictive lung defect. [6]

The interest in the relationship between diabetes and obstructive lung diseases has been pursued only recently. [1-4] The prevalence of asthma is significantly higher in patients with type II diabetes mellitus (DM), independent of other comorbid conditions. [1] Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be a risk factor for developing NIDDM (Non In- sulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus).

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