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Doctors Urged to Look for Link Between Type 2 Diabetes, Sleep Apnea
Date:6/7/2008

that we better understand the relationship between diabetes and sleep apnea through research and establish appropriate standards of care for managing diabetes and co-morbidities such as sleep apnea."

Annual costs of diabetes amount to $170 billion in the United States alone. While figures aren't available for OSA, it creates large indirect costs, because it contributes to lost workplace productivity, and work and transportation accidents. OSA also has ties to cardiovascular disease, stroke, and depression that have yet to be quantified.

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about sleep apnea.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Edelman Public Relations, news release, June 7, 2008


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