Lung transplant patients without diabetes live twice as long as those with the disease, according to new research.
“Only 30 percent of lung transplant recipients survive beyond ten years. It was thought that the effects of diabetes, which manifest in the longer term, would not be significant to the health of these patients. However, our research suggests that diabetes is not a side issue, it’s a critical issue for lung transplant patients,” says researcher Kathryn Hackman of Monash University.
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