Gestational Diabetes Tied to Seven-Fold Increase in Sleep Apnoea Risk

pregnantA study has revealed that women who have gestational diabetes have a higher likelihood of suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea than other pregnant women. The study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism puts the risk at seven times higher.

45 women were recruited for the study; 15 women were pregnant, 15 were pregnant and had gestational diabetes, and finally, 15 women who were neither pregnant nor had gestational diabetes. Sirimon Reutrakul, MD, who conducted the study at the Rush University Medical Center, says that sleep disruptions are common in pregnant women. The risk for sleep apnoea is higher in women with gestational diabetes owing to the rise in blood glucose levels.

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