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Worried about Diabetes?

Complications and risks of diabetes

As with any disease, diabetes is prone to risks. Learn more about diabetic feet, heart disease, neuropathy (plus more) and how you can prevent them.

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CPAP Machines and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a dangerous condition that affects millions of Americans, including many people with diabetes. Essentially, it is a disorder where people breathe irregularly or stop breathing as they sleep. Many who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea don't even realize they have...

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Using BiPAP and CPAP to Treat Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

People with diabetes can also suffer from sleeping disorders. In many instances, the two conditions have been found to be correlated. Several studies have revealed that sufferers of sleep disorders are almost 10 times as likely to have diabetes. Among these, obstructive sleep apnea is the most common sleeping disorder tied to diabetics.

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Durable Medical Equipment Supplies Providers

Using durable medical equipment (DME) at home can make a huge improvement in the quality of life for people with diabetes and other conditions. There are many types of supplies you can use if you have diabetes, including CPAP machines and blood glucose monitors.

Much of the durable medical...

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How to Stop Snoring

Almost everyone snores at some point during their sleep. The difference is how severe it is and whether or not it affects the quality (and quantity) of your sleep. Snoring can also be an indicator of bigger, underlying conditions. It has actually been shown that snoring poses an independent risk of diabetes. If anything, it...

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Nasal CPAP and Cannulas

Diabetes affects approximately 25.8 million people in the United States, including almost 27 percent of adults over 65 years old. Besides insulin related issues, people with diabetes may also experience complications with heart disease, high blood pressure, and the nervous system.

Some diabetics also experience difficulty breathing and develop...

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Polysomnography: The Sleep Apnea Test

What is a Polysomnogram?

A polysomnogram, also abbreviated as PSG, is a sleep study used to determine whether a person has sleep apnea-a condition that causes people to stop breathing or breathe abnormally during sleep. Sleep apnea affects millions of people, including many who also have diabetes.

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Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition in which your breathing is repeatedly interrupted while you are sleeping. More than 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea; older adults, people who are overweight and those who have high blood pressure are among those commonly affected.

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Sleep Disorders and Diabetes

Many people who have diabetes do not sleep well at night. If their blood sugar is high, their kidneys work to get rid of it with frequent urination, and all those visits to the bathroom at night keep them from getting enough sleep.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Treatments

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a relatively common medical problem that can both lead to diabetes and worsen the overall health of diabetics. The condition typically arises when soft tissue in the throat prevents proper oxygen intake during sleep. As a result, patients often wake up in...

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