Diabetes and sleep problems are linked 2

Diabetes and sleep problems are linked

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Scientific data analysis shows a clear relationship in menopause

Bed: Diabetics often sleep restlessly (Photo: pixelio.de, Rainer Sturm)

Bed: Diabetics often sleep restlessly (Photo: pixelio.de, Rainer Sturm)

Durham (pte014 / 08/14/2019 / 10: 30) – Women with diabetes are at increased risk for sleep disorders, according to a study by Duke University http://duke.edu. Hormone changes are known to affect insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism. Estrogen and progesterone affect the cellular response to insulin.

Sleep plays a crucial role

Therefore, it was hypothesized that changes in hormones during the transition period of menopause could lead to fluctuations in blood sugar levels. This would increase the risk of diabetes. Statistically, middle-aged women are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes at this time.

It has also been shown that hormone changes can affect women's sleep quality. This is mainly due to night sweats and hot flashes. About 42 percent of menopausal women and 60 percent of menopause suffer from sleep disorders. In diabetics, sleep problems can still be exacerbated by various symptoms and related medications.

Asian women are more affected

Among other things, women need to go to the bathroom more often at night, which always leads to waking up and further exacerbates sleep disorders. At the same time, sleep is considered a key factor in trying to prevent diabetes and better manage your condition. The results published in Menopause are based on data from two large Internet surveys.

Sleep-related symptoms were found to be significantly more common in women with type 2 diabetes. Connectivity has been demonstrated in four major ethnic groups in the United States. Asian women were particularly affected.

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