Diabetes and Sleep
|Course Name||Diabetes and Sleep|
Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- List the evidence for the likelihood of a relationship between type 2 diabetes and sleep-disorders.
- Identify the IDF's recommendations to healthcare professionals regarding interventions and screening for diabetics and sleepdisordered persons.
- List IDF's recommendations to healthcare professionals regarding management of OSA.
- Identify key results from the study of the possible association between snoring and the risk of developing diabetes.
- Identify the association between lack of sleep and development of diabetes.
Course InformationIn recent years studies have demonstrated that diabetes is likely to be associated with other problems and conditions which all add to the burden. They include disability, impaired cognitive function, reduced quality of life and sleeping disorders.
The IDF (International Diabetes Federation) consensus statement on sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes wants to raise awareness of the association between sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes. IDF calls on health decision makers to encourage further research into the links between the two conditions and urges healthcare professionals to adopt new clinical practices to ensure that a person with one condition is considered for the other.