|Health Day (consumer.healthday.com) By Robert Preidt
Thursday, May 24, 2012
New research adds more evidence to the link between sleep problems and metabolic disorders like diabetes. Moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea are predictors of Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study presented at the ATS 2012 International Conference.
The researchers also found that the sleep condition and night-time hypoxemia (low oxygen levels in the blood) were linked with levels of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), associated with diabetes.