There seems to be a growing list of factors that could increase the risk of a person ultimately developing diabetes. Recently, sleep apnea was also added to the list. A new study was published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine recently. The study findings show that sleep apnea increases the likelihood of developing diabetes by 30%.
The team led by Dr Tetyana Kendzerska of the University of Toronto analysed data from 8,678 adults with suspected OSA and without diabetes at baseline who took part in a diagnostic sleep study between 1994 and 2010.