Sleep Deprivation May Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk, New Study

February 19, 2015 3:11 PM

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There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is also called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) or juvenile-onset diabetes. It refers to a condition in which little or no insulin is produced by the pancreas (an organ next to the stomach). Type 1 is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, Type 2 diabetes has been linked to obesity and some other factors.

A new study may be the first to investigate a potential relationship between quality of sleep and diabetes risk.

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