|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.