Sleep Apnea Severity Predicts Incident Diabetes
Jul 7, 2020
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: Kenya Henderson, 2021 PharmD. Candidate, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and the proper treatment may lower the risk.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition that causes a partial or complete block of your upper airway while sleeping. There are many complications related to obstructive sleep apnea such as cardiovascular and eye problems, sleepiness during the day, and metabolic disorders like type 2 diabetes. Previous evidence has proven that OSA is associated with insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, and type 2 diabetes independent of the confounding effects of obesity. Obesity is a common risk factor for both OSA and type 2 diabetes and also a significant contributor to insulin resistance....
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