Obstructive Sleep Apnea Tied To Higher Risk For Type 2 Diabetes, Study Indicates
Healio (6/17, Southall) reports researchers found that “patients with untreated moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea were at higher risk for incident type 2 diabetes that was nonlinear along the continuum of apnea-hypopnea index.” The findings were published in the journal CHEST.
Dental professionals can point their patients to the ADA’s consumer website, MouthHealthy.org, for information about sleep apnea. The ADA Catalog also offers the brochure, Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Talk to your dentist about snoring.