Diminished alveolar microvascular reserves in type 2 diabetes reflect systemic microangiopathy

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CHANCE W. W. , RHEE C., Yilmaz C. , DANE D. M. , PRUNEDA M. L. , RASKIN P., ...More

DIABETES CARE, vol.31, no.8, pp.1596-1601, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2337/dc07-2323
  • Title of Journal : DIABETES CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1596-1601


OBJECTIVE - Alveolar microvascular function is moderately impaired in type I diabetes, as manifested by restriction of lung volume and diffusing capacity (DLCO). We examined whether similar impairment develops in type 2 diabetes and defined the physiologic sources of impairment as well as the relationships to glycemia and systemic microangiopathy.