Patients with diabetes had significantly increased risk of postoperative acute renal failure, acute myocardial infarction and 30-day mortality following noncardiac surgery compared with those without diabetes, a study in Diabetes Care indicated. Researchers said diabetes patients were also more likely to have longer hospital stays and higher health costs, and patients with type 1 diabetes, uncontrolled diabetes, or diabetes-related comorbidities faced even greater risk of death after surgery.

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