ResMed call for links between diabetes and apnoea to be recognised

One of the leading manufacturers of sleep and respiratory medical equipment, ResMed, has urged that greater awareness is needed of the links between type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea .

At the annual meeting of the European Respiratory Society in Berli, researchers discussed the close links between the two diseases . ResMed expressed support for a recently published report by the International Diabetes Federation which showed the need to recognise OSA.
Sleep apnoea is closely related to type 2 diabetes, and can be a life threatening condition in serious cases. One expert, Professor Rossner, was reported as commenting: “There is a strong need to help people suffering from type 2 diabetes and OSA. A good starting point is to raise awareness among health professionals and members of the diabetes and sleep communities regarding the public health implications of both these conditions.”

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