Sleep Apnea

This area features news, research, stories and information about obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Obstructive sleep apnea is a treatable sleep disorder that is pervasive among overweight and obese adults. A number of studies have shown that OSA is associated with insulin resistance, glucose intolerance and type 2 diabetes, independent of obesity.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Retinopathy Linked in Diabetes

According to new research, patients with diabetes who have retinopathy should also be screened for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Treating Sleep Apnea or Heavy Snoring May Delay Alzheimer’s and Memory Decline

People with sleep breathing problems were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) an average of nearly 10 years earlier than people who did not...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Worsen Diabetes

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) adversely affects glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago.
Diabetes and sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea Common in Women with Gestational Diabetes

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is prevalent in obese, pregnant Asian women with gestational diabetes, even when their diabetes is controlled by diet, a new...

CPAP May Improve Glycemic Control in Diabetics with Sleep Apnea

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may improve glycemic control in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes. Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP,...

Sleep Apnea Widely Undiagnosed Among Overweight Type 2 Diabetics

a new study finds that sleep apnea is widely undiagnosed among obese individuals with type 2 diabetes - nearly 87 percent of participants reported symptoms, but were never diagnosed.

IDF Urges Healthcare Providers to Address the Relationship Between Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep...

Recent research demonstrates that type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are closely related, and that both disorders have significant implications on public health and on individuals.

Study Ties Sleep Apnea to Development of Diabetes

A new study has demonstrated a link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the development of diabetes.

Sleep Apnea Linked to Kidney Problems in Type 2 Diabetics

Researchers have identified a link between sleep apnea in people with type 2 diabetes and impaired kidney function and diabetic nephropathy.   Examining the poorly understood...

Simple Device for Sleep Apnea Lowers Diabetes Risk

Pre-diabetics are at increased risk for developing diabetes and many also have untreated sleep apnea. There is a simple device that can reduce the...

Increased Risk for Carb Cravings Among Diabetics with Sleep Apnea

Researchers are encouraging primary care physicians to screen for obstructive sleep apnea in patients with Type 2 diabetes. They found that the risk for sleep apnea was higher among diabetics compared with non-diabetics, and that sleep apnea seemed to be associated with carbohydrate craving.

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