Are reduced lung volumes in IDDM due to defect in connective tissue?

Lung volumes were measured by spirometry and helium-dilution technique in 28 young adult men with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) of long duration and compared with 16 age- and height-matched adult men without diabetes. Reduced values for forced expiratory volume at 1 s, vital capacity, functional residual capacity, total lung capacity, residual… (More)