Diabetes or diabetes mellitus is a disease in which a person suffers from high levels of blood glucose often referred as blood sugar in the body. It is caused due to the lack of insulin production within the body cells of a person. The main causes of diabetes is family history , environmental factors like food that a person eats as well as the immune system of the person.
Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes have similar kind of symptoms but in the case of Type 2 diabetes the symptoms are developed over a period of time.
In order to control diabetes, a person needs to reduce the glucose level in the blood. It is advisable to consult a doctor and treat it on time else it can become dangerous by leading to Heart disease/stroke.
If your diabetes is not getting controlled despite continuous medication, it is advisable to get yourself checked for Sleep Apnea. Visit a Sleep physician in your locality and most likely he may advise you to undergo polysomnography / sleep study to confirm the prevalence of Sleep Apnea. Early treatment for Sleep Apnea will help you prevent or delay the progression of Type 2 diabetes, reduce diabetic complications, reduce the potential risk of heart attack, stroke, improve daytime energy and glucose control thereby improving your quality of life.
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