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Study examines effects of diabetes in acute diverticulitis

A study in the European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology found that patients with acute diverticulitis and diabetes had a higher rate of diverticular bleeding, but lower rate of colectomy, abscess and obstruction, compared with patients with acute diverticulitis without diabetes. The findings also revealed that complicated diabetes coexisting with acute diverticulitis was not tied to higher mortality rates or diverticulitis-related complications, compared with uncomplicated diabetes.

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