Recognising obstructive sleep apnoea as a sign of developing diabetes

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Abstract

The number of people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) is increasing rapidly worldwide and it is known that this is a consequence of the rising prevalence of obesity, driven by unhealthy diet and reduced physical activity. Diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is often missed and yet it is increasingly recognised as an independent risk factor for the development of T2D. Since both OSA and T2D share common increased susceptibility to oxidative stress, the coexistence of OSA and T2D potentially places individuals at an increased morbidity and mortality risk. This article aims to increase clinical awareness of and draw therapeutic attention to OSA as a potential sign of developing T2D in high-risk individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-293
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Diabetes Nursing
Volume17
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2013

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Keywords

  • Diabetes risk
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Type 2 diabetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing

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