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Diabetes and Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy

Pregnant women with diabetes in pregnancy did have a 7-fold risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea. The study that published in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism highlights the number of mothers who had diabetes during pregnancy is also suffering from snoring and sleep apnea.



Diabetes is thought to be caused by obesity in women. And recent data also indicate that snoring and sleep apnea can be one of the factors that led to a metabolic disorder which eventually lead to diabetes in pregnancy. Sleep apnea itself, if not treated will increase the risk of heart - vascular disease, stroke and heart attack.

The team of researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found that nearly 75 percent of people with diabetes in pregnancy also snore and suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.

The study looked at 45 of pregnant women. 15 pregnant women with diabetes in pregnancy, 15 pregnant women without diabetes and the last 15 are really h…