Ask Dr Marie: Millions of Diabetics May Have Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea

Many obese patients with type 2 diabetes have a dangerous but treatable sleep condition called sleep apnea. Of 306 obese patients with diabetes who underwent a sleep study, 87 percent of them had sleep apnea but had never been previously diagnosed, according to a recent study published in the journal Diabetes Care, This is a staggering number and suggests that both patients and doctors need to pay closer attention. Just imagine -- with more than 24 million people with type 2 diabetes, and most...Full Story
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