Monday, September 9, 2013

Gestational diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea

Gestational diabetes refers to having high blood sugars during pregnancy. Sometimes it is associated with excess weight gain during pregnancy.

This article discusses research showing that pregnant women with gestational diabetes are nearly seven times more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) than other pregnant women. Also, the women who did not have gestational diabetes got an additional hour of sleep and had less broken up sleep than women who had gestational diabetes.

The researchers suggested that women who have gestational diabetes consider getting evaluated for OSA.

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