Obstructive sleep apnea: an unexpected cause of insulin resistance and diabetes.

@article{Morgenstern2014ObstructiveSA,
  title={Obstructive sleep apnea: an unexpected cause of insulin resistance and diabetes.},
  author={Michael R. Morgenstern and Janice C. Wang and Norman L. Beatty and Tom Batemarco and Anthony L. Sica and Harly E. Greenberg},
  journal={Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America},
  year={2014},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={
          187-204
        }
}
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is prevalent with type 2 diabetes. Conversely, nondiabetic patients with OSA are at increased risk of developing insulin resistance and diabetes. These disorders independently contribute to increased cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality. The pathophysiology of OSA may help explain these associations. Evidence demonstrates that treatment of OSA with continuous positive airway pressure may lead to improvement in insulin sensitivity, hemoglobin… CONTINUE READING
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