Gestational diabetes may raise risk of obstructive sleep apnea

08/20/2013 | Healio

The risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea was seven times higher among women with gestational diabetes than in pregnant women with normal glucose tolerance, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The findings suggest that women with gestational diabetes should be assessed for sleep apnea while those already diagnosed with the sleep disorder should be watched for gestational diabetes, a researcher said.

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