Sleep apnoea and diabetes are two diseases that often go hand in hand. Indeed, 70% of people living with type 2 diabetes have some form of sleep apnoea,1 which can result in poor sleep, daytime sleepiness and fatigue. People with diabetes and sleep apnoea share common risk factors, including gender, age and obesity. They are typically male and over the age of 40.
Symptoms for diabetes and sleep apnoea also overlap and include:
Impaired glucose metabolism
Nocturnal sweating and nocturia
Diabetes and sleep apnoea can eventually lead to other serious health problems like: