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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Diabetes: Cause and Effect

Posted December 26, 2018 by Premier Sleep Associates in sleep apnea, diabetes

If you have Type 2 diabetes, you may want to be aware of another condition — sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition where you experience pauses in your breathing during the night when you're sleeping, potentially for a minute or more. Family Medicine published a study in 2013 that showed individuals with type 2 diabetes have an almost 50-50 chance of also having a sleep breathing disorder.

This can be a problem because sleep apnea can make symptoms of diabetes worse and it may even cause diabetes.

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Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disordered Breathing Signs, Symptoms, and Consequences