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Snoring May Sound Alarm for Diabetic Nephropathy

2013-10-03 16:15| Font Size A A A

According to a latest report, sleep apnea may raise risk for Diabetic Nephropathy and even Kidney Failure. In fact, the most common symptom of sleep apnea is snoring. Therefore, snoring may sound alarm for diabetic nephropathy.

20% to 30% of the patients with sleep apnea associated with diabetes. Sleep apnea can affect the normal oxygen consumption, raise the body hypoxia and catecholamine secretion increasing, and thus lead to diabetic nephropathy.

Scientists have recently discovered that patients with type 2 diabetes who have sleep apnea may be more likely to have diabetic nephropathy than diabetes patients without sleep apnea.

Diabetic nephropathy was more often found in patients with sleep apnea than in those without. About 49 percent of individuals with sleep apnea had diabetic nephropathy, compared with 24 percent of those who did not have sleep apnea.

“We demonstrated a robust association between obstructive sleep apnea and diabetic nephropathy,” said the experts. “This study could form the basis for interventional studies to examine the impact of obstructive sleep apnea treatment on the development and progression of diabetic nephropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes.”

Due to the low social recognition of the relationship between sleep apnea and diabetic nephropathy, the control of diabetes nephropathy caused by sleep apnea is very difficult. Therefore, high-risk groups (free online service help you to judge whether you belong to this group or not) with snore should be alert to sleep apnea, and do regular check on blood sugar and insulin resistance evaluation.

Diabetic nephropathy patients with sleep apnea should do a treatment as early as possible. They should correcting hypoxemia and controlling diabetes simultaneously.

"Devils" hidden in the details, never overlook any details. If you are a snorer, do a comprehensive review at once. You can send an email to to get a reply about the specific inspection projects and treatments.

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