Lung transplants lead to diabetes

Patients who receive a lung transplant are at increased risk of developing diabetes, according to an Australian study.

Nearly one third of lung recipients developed diabetes within three months of their transplant, according to the two-year prospective study of 156 patients led by Professor Leon Bach from Monash University.

After a year, the incidence rate of diabetes was 30% and this dropped to 24% after two years.

The study found a 40% fall in non-fasting insulin

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