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Doctors 'aware' of link between sleep and diabetes

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Posted on Aug 06, 2008, 8 p.m. By Jeanelle Topping

The majority (94 per cent) of doctors are aware of the relationship between type-2 diabetes and sleep apnea, it has been noted.

The majority (94 per cent) of doctors are aware of the relationship between type-2 diabetes and sleep apnea, it has been noted.

However, less than half (47 per cent) conduct routine screening, Eurekalert reports.

Now, a screening for sleep apnea that has been designed to close the gap between practice and theory will be presented at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting.

In news that may be of interest to anti aging physicians, sleep apnea affects 18 million people in the US and as well as being debilitating it can also be life threatening, with 30 per cent of sufferers also having type-2 diabetes.

Diabetes clinical educator, Virginia Zamudio-Lange will make a presentation at the meeting to call for further clinical steps to be taken in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.

In related news, a team of University of California, San Diego School of Medicine physician-researchers have suggested that reducing cholesterol earlier in life may improve longevity.
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