Wednesday, August 14, 2013

How Sleep Apnea is Related to Diabetes

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) could be an indicator of Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for 90-95% of diabetes cases and it can increase the risk of diabetes by over two and a half times. 

Photo Credit Ensodentistry 

According to a recommendation issued by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for the first time, it could have a notable impact in the diagnosis of diabetes patients all over the world. 

The relationships of OSA to diabetes, hyper tension and cardiac diseases are rather complex as all these conditions share many risk factors like obesity. The presence of OSA is a common symptom of diabetes and if left untreated, it can lead to many other complications.

Continue Reading Sleep and Type 2 Diabetes

Post a Comment