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Old 01-10-2009, 11:00 AM   #1
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Default Sleep Apnea / Diabetes Connected

Here's an interesting article showing that there may be a pretty close link between these two conditions . . . http://www.everydayhealth.com/public...betes_20090110 . . . and urging the medical professionals to start checking their patients who have one or the other of these problems for evidence of the other.
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:29 AM   #2
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I wonder if they'd post the scientific article that shows the link.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:32 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by RN BSN 2009 View Post
I wonder if they'd post the scientific article that shows the link.
Click the link at the bottom of the article under "More Information," which takes you to the IDF. Then scroll down and click on "IDF Consensus Statement on Sleep Apnoea and Type 2 Diabetes." Lots of references.
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:22 PM   #4
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I am not a scientist or in anyway in the medical field, but I do have sleep apnea and believe it is related to my being overweight. Every person I know who has sleep apnea is also overweight. I also believe that there is a definite link between being overweight and having diabetes. I am hoping that by loosing weight I will lower my risk of getting diabetes. Just my own observations.

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Old 01-28-2009, 04:54 PM   #5
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I think it's more that being overweight is a major cause of sleep apnea. It's not the only one, of course, but definitely one of the more prevelant. Sleep apnea can also cause heart problems if left untreated for a long time.

Losing weight should help with both sleep apnea and diabetes prevention. My sister, who has lost over 80 lbs was able to give up her C-Pap machine.

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