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Snoring may indicate diabetes

A Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center study in Boston has linked snoring and sleep apnea to high blood sugar among seniors. The study states that people with breathing problems in sleep are two times as likely as sound sleepers to develop diabetes. Most symptoms of diabetes like weight loss, increased thirst or urination are so common that most often they are not taken seriously by patients, until a blood test reveals high levels of sugar. Indeed, the only way to confirm diabetes is to consult a doctor and have a sugar test done. “The link between sleeping disorders and diabetes has been a subject of scientific scrutiny for long,” says lead author Dr Linn Beate Strand. “But a majority of them only focused on younger people.” The researchers analyzed the collected data of 6000 senior adults between 1989 and 1993

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