Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | Diabetes

Sleep apnea linked to type 2 diabetes

Category: Diabetes

According to a recent study, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep, may adversely affect glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Researchers at the University of Chicago recruited 60 patients with type 2 diabetes from outpatient clinics and found that 77 percent of participants had OSA, while only a few had been previously diagnosed with the disorder.

The study also discovered that patients experiencing more severe OSA had poorer glucose control. Mild, moderate and severe cases of OSA were directly correlated to glucose levels in the blood.

In diabetic patients diagnosed with the disorder, approximately 13 percent had severe OSA, 38 percent were classified as having mild OSA and 25 percent had moderate OSA.

"Our findings have important clinical implications as they support the hypothesis that reducing the severity of OSA may improve glycemic control," said Renee Aronsohn, lead author of the study.

"Thus effective treatment of OSA may represent a novel and non-pharmacologic intervention in the management of type 2 diabetes," she added.

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top