According to reports in the diabetes news, A specific Task Force on Epidemiology and Prevention have issued a warning that type 2 diabetes could be related to obstructive sleep apnoea. The Task Force was appointed by the International Diabetes Federation who have issued a warning that the two conditions have a significant combined influence on health .
The IDF issued a warning at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, as well as publishing an article in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. Professor Paul Zinnet, the foundation director of the IDF, was reported as commenting:
“While type 2 diabetes is recognized as a serious global epidemic, the severe health consequences of untreated sleep apnea, especially in people with diabetes, are not. Health policy makers and the general public must be made aware of the link between type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea so that we can begin to address the significant economic burden and debilitating health consequences to both individuals and the community. Today’s statement is an urgent call to action to the medical community. It is imperative 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.”

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