Diabetes and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Reno and Sparks, NV

diabetes and OSA

The issue with snoring and sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is each can signal you have obstructive sleep apnea while co-existing with another serious illness, diabetes. Conversely, if you are a diabetic, you may be at greater risks of developing obstructive sleep apnea that can worsen your diabetic condition.

In Clinical Diabetes sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, Drs. Boyer and Kapur published a study finding that “obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common and frequently unrecognized disorder, often found in patients with obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, and there is growing evidence that sleep apnea is independently associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity.”


Importance of Treatment

Diabetes and OSA can be a dangerous combination and compound the affects of each possibly leading to greater risks of silent strokes or major strokes as well as heart disease and depression. 

Drs. Boyer and Kapur continued by noting that, “Because both diabetes and OSA are associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, it is possible that the presence of both conditions result in additive or even synergistic health risks.”