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Lack of Sleep May Raise Child's Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 22, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Children who get too little sleep may be more likely to have risk factors for type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

The study of more than 4,500 youth found a link between kids' sleep habits and certain diabetes "risk markers." Children who slept fewer hours each night tended to be a bit heavier and show more insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. When the body starts to become resistant to insulin, it can be a precursor to type 2 diabetes.

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Topics: Sleep, Pediatrics, diabetes

Blood Sugar and Sleep Problems:  How Blood Sugar Levels Impact Sleep

Posted by Laci Michaud on Nov 11, 2015 1:00:00 PM

November is National Diabetes Month and Alaska Sleep Clinic is dedicating this month’s blog posts to raising awareness for diabetic complications and how they correlate with sleep disorders and overall tiredness.

SLEEP PROBLEMS AND SNORING MAY PREDICT DIABETES

Studies have shown that individuals who consistently have a bad night's sleep are more likely to develop conditions linked to diabetes and heart disease.

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Topics: tired, sleep problems, diabetes

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