Navigation Links
Doctors Urged to Screen Diabetics for Sleep Apnea
Date:1/8/2009

Treatment may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

THURSDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a wake-up call to the millions of American men and women with type 2 diabetes: Snoring at night or nodding off during the day may be symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening problem affecting one out of three diabetics.

Based on strong preliminary evidence linking the two disorders, global health experts are encouraging physicians to assess their diabetic patients for sleep apnea symptoms and to screen sleep apnea sufferers for metabolic disease. The recommendation comes from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Task Force on Epidemiology and Prevention.

"It is probably too early to see any concrete evidence of changes in practice, but there is little doubt that awareness of the importance of screening people with diabetes and people with sleep apnea for the other condition is rising," said Dr. Jonathan Shaw, associate professor at the International Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia, and lead author of the IDF task force consensus statement, which was issued last June.

Sleep apnea occurs when a person's airway becomes blocked during sleep. It's usually caused by the collapse of soft tissue in the back of the throat during sleep. Between snores, breathing stops for a period of 10 seconds or longer, and this pattern repeats itself multiples times over the course of a night.

Not only does it deprive the person of a good night's sleep, but it may increase the risk for high blood pressure and heart disease, according to the IDF.

Obstructive sleep apnea affects just 2 percent of women and 4 percent of men in the general population, the IDF noted. But it's much more prevalent among diabetics.

In a recent report in the journal Endocrine Practice, researchers examined data from 279 men and woman with type 2 diabetes. Overall, 36 percent had obstru
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. UK junior doctors gaining less experience of common procedures
2. Doctors Often Miss High Blood Pressure in Kids
3. One-fourth of HIV patients believe their doctors stigmatize them
4. Annual flu shot cuts need for doctors visits, hospitalization among children
5. Teens need to see their doctors more often
6. Doctors and medical ethicist discuss whether doctors should participate in capital punishment
7. Doctors and Medical Ethicist Discuss Whether Doctors Should Participate in Capital Punishment
8. South Texas Doctors Report More Severe Cases of Community Staph Super Bug Hospitalizing Children
9. Maimonides Expands Circulation of Physicians Practice Journal to Staten Island Doctors
10. Doctors Debate Drugs vs. Surgery for Angina
11. UCI Medical Affiliates Inc. Opens a New Doctors Care Center in Anderson
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/4/2015)... (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 More than ... cardiovascular risks potentially associated with low testosterone treatments ( ... announced that it will now require manufacturers to warn ... risk for heart attacks and strokes. In a ... agency also stated that it was requiring testosterone manufacturers ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... March 04, 2015 Alliance Healthcare Foundation ... wellness for those in need in San Diego and ... organizations through its Mission Support Grants program with awards ... organizations applied for AHF’s Mission Support Grants program. Grant ... board of trustees and program committee, as well as ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... March 04, 2015 State officials have ... the School of Public Health at Georgia State University, ... were awarded by Georgia’s Division of Family and Children ... the DFCS Call Center. , The 1-800-CHILDREN Helpline ... providing information and referral services that promote the wellbeing ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 The New ... and lyrical music, will be performed by the award-winning ... Estates, CA, this March 6-22, 2015, on Fridays, Saturdays ... at Peninsula High School (27118 Silver Spur Road, ... hour before the program or may be purchased on-line ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... 2015 The report covers spices ... marketing channels, industry development trend and proposals. The ... including spices definitions, applications and industry chain structure. ... are provided with a focus on history, developments, ... comparison between the international and Chinese situation is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit Attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on FDA Mandate For New Cardiovascular Warnings on Low T Therapy Drugs 2Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit Attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on FDA Mandate For New Cardiovascular Warnings on Low T Therapy Drugs 3Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit Attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on FDA Mandate For New Cardiovascular Warnings on Low T Therapy Drugs 4Health News:Alliance Healthcare Foundation Awards $1 million through Mission Support Grants Program 2Health News:Alliance Healthcare Foundation Awards $1 million through Mission Support Grants Program 3Health News:State Funds Child Abuse Helpline Housed At Georgia State 2Health News:The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein Performance March 6-March 22, 2015, by the Award Winning Drama Department at Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills 2Health News:World Spices Market Overview & Development 2015-2020 Now Available at DeepResearchReports.com 2Health News:World Spices Market Overview & Development 2015-2020 Now Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3
... Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today ... Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which gives the Food ... and marketing. , , "Today, President Obama ... making America healthier. This bipartisan legislation grants the FDA ...
... Park Targets Pittsburgh Children ... United Concordia Dental and the Pittsburgh Pirates organization began several years ago, ... community as Pennsylvanians and the nation struggle with the uncertainty of a ... will team up from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday June 29 at ...
... disorder marked in part by auditory hallucinations and paranoia, can ... when people are ready to stand on their own two ... scientists at UCLA think they are beginning to understand one ... its kind, the researchers used a novel form of brain ...
... MARINO, Calif., June 22 Epeius Biotechnologies ( ... with a dramatic demonstration of single-agent efficacy with its ... (accessible online as of June 16, 2009 in Molecular ... Gene Therapy, www.nature.com/mt/ ) documents the ...
... Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Schmidt & Clark, LLP ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration where ... Inc. (NYSE: ABT ) failed to disclose multiple reports ... , , In an Associated Press story reported June 20, ...
... , HARBIN, China, June 22 ... Medical" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI ), ... People,s Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that it,obtained ... proprietary Sumei,Slim Patch from Heilongjiang Provincial FDA, which will ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Davis Vision, United Concordia Dental and The Pittsburgh Pirates Team Up to Provide Free Dental and Vision Screenings 2Health News:Davis Vision, United Concordia Dental and The Pittsburgh Pirates Team Up to Provide Free Dental and Vision Screenings 3Health News:Alterations in brain's white matter key to schizophrenia, UCLA study shows 2Health News:Clinical Studies Validate Cancer Gene Delivery Platform: Landmark Publication Confirms Rexin-G Effectively Targets Metastatic Cancers and Improves Patient Survival 2Health News:Schmidt & Clark, LLP: FDA Reports Show Abbott Labs Subsidiary Failed to Disclose Parasite Eye Infections Tied to Contact Lens Solution 2Health News:China Sky One Medical, Inc. Obtains Production License Renewal for Sumei Slim Patch 2Health News:China Sky One Medical, Inc. Obtains Production License Renewal for Sumei Slim Patch 3
(Date:3/4/2015)... ROCHESTER, Minn. , March 4, 2015   ... reached an agreement to develop the next generation of ... "We are hoping that this technology will be ... obesity and diabetes," says James Levine, M.D., Ph.D. ... researcher. "They are accurate, inexpensive, and can be integrated ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... PHILADELPHIA , March 4, 2015 ... be attending the 2015 Distribution Management Conference and ... This conference is HDMA,s largest supply chain education ... and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution ... spotlight on regulatory and legislative issues important to ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... March 4, 2015 Following the reintroduction ... Action Center (LAC) released a report today urging ... opioid and heroin epidemic through more effective use ... report, "The Case for Expanding Access to Medication-Assisted ... outlines the health, justice, and economic advantages of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mayo Clinic and Gentag, Inc. Announce Agreement To Develop Wireless Sensors for Treatment of Obesity and Diabetes 2Mayo Clinic and Gentag, Inc. Announce Agreement To Develop Wireless Sensors for Treatment of Obesity and Diabetes 3Improved Medication-Assisted Treatment Policy Could Aid Epidemic of 20 Million Americans with Untreated Addiction 2
... , March 11 Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of TRELSTAR® 22.5 ... formulation of TRELSTAR®, a proven, simple and effective palliative ... launch, TRELSTAR® 22.5 mg is the first and only ...
... SiteJabber.com , a leading consumer protection service which helps people avoid fraudulent websites and find good sites, and LegitScript.com ... websites and avoid fraudulent ones. , ... ... ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Approves Watson's TRELSTAR(R) 22.5 mg, the First and Only 6-Month Intramuscular GnRH Agonist for the Palliative Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer 2FDA Approves Watson's TRELSTAR(R) 22.5 mg, the First and Only 6-Month Intramuscular GnRH Agonist for the Palliative Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer 3FDA Approves Watson's TRELSTAR(R) 22.5 mg, the First and Only 6-Month Intramuscular GnRH Agonist for the Palliative Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer 4FDA Approves Watson's TRELSTAR(R) 22.5 mg, the First and Only 6-Month Intramuscular GnRH Agonist for the Palliative Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer 5FDA Approves Watson's TRELSTAR(R) 22.5 mg, the First and Only 6-Month Intramuscular GnRH Agonist for the Palliative Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer 6FDA Approves Watson's TRELSTAR(R) 22.5 mg, the First and Only 6-Month Intramuscular GnRH Agonist for the Palliative Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer 7FDA Approves Watson's TRELSTAR(R) 22.5 mg, the First and Only 6-Month Intramuscular GnRH Agonist for the Palliative Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer 8SiteJabber & LegitScript Launch Partnership to Improve Transparency Around Online Pharmacies 2SiteJabber & LegitScript Launch Partnership to Improve Transparency Around Online Pharmacies 3
The MINI-TAG™ instrument systems are indicated for ulnar collateral ligament repair, scapholunate dissolution, flexor avulsions, and carpometa-carpal arthroplasty....
Series I Small Joint Arthroscopy Hand Instruments feature small yet durable instruments specifically designed for small joint arthroscopy. They are available in a variety of low profile styles: strai...
Series I Small Joint Arthroscopy Hand Instruments feature small yet durable instruments specifically designed for small joint arthroscopy. They are available in a variety of low profile styles: strai...
Series I Small Joint Arthroscopy Hand Instruments feature small yet durable instruments specifically designed for small joint arthroscopy. They are available in a variety of low profile styles: strai...
Medicine Products: