Current research suggests that as many as 14% to 15% of all COPD patients admitted to the hospital also have diabetes? Does this mean, because you have COPD, you also have to worry about getting diabetes?
The answer to this question is yes and no. Having COPD does not put you at greater risk for diabetes, but, because they share a common risk factor -- smoking -- it is not surprising that the two should co-exist in one person.
So, how does high blood sugar affect your lungs? And, how can you manage both illnesses when it is hard enough to manage just one? The answer to this question and more lies ahead in my latest article:
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