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How does diabetes affect your lungs?
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Increased infection
Proving that diabetes affects the lungs directly is difficult and the "jury is still out".
However, diabetic patients have increased risk for pneumonia and influenza. Both infections can affect your lungs. Diabetics should recieve annual flu shots because of this reason. The new guidelines for Pneumovax (pneumonia shot) is to give the shot before age 65 and repeat it on a patients 65th bday.

In brief: Increased infection
Proving that diabetes affects the lungs directly is difficult and the "jury is still out".
However, diabetic patients have increased risk for pneumonia and influenza. Both infections can affect your lungs. Diabetics should recieve annual flu shots because of this reason. The new guidelines for Pneumovax (pneumonia shot) is to give the shot before age 65 and repeat it on a patients 65th bday.
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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: It doesn't
I don't know of any way the diabetes directly affects the lungs.

In brief: It doesn't
I don't know of any way the diabetes directly affects the lungs.
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