A case of a patient with type 2 diabetes and respiratory comorbidities

Raghda Ghussen Alraei, Ziegler Jane

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Abstract

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic conditions characterized by high blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Obesity is associated with a rise in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus, especially in adults younger than 65 years. Several epidemiological studies indicate that people with type 2 diabetes mellitus have reduced pulmonary function compared with individuals without diabetes. However, the exact mechanism is not well understood. This case report presents a patient with type 2 diabetes and respiratory comorbidities and explores evidence-based nutrition management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-324
Number of pages12
JournalTopics in Clinical Nutrition
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 12 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Lung function
  • Pulmonary function
  • Respiratory co-morbidities
  • Type 2 diabetes

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