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  • Gestational diabetes increases risk of sleep apnea seven-fold

    Aug 21 2013...
    A new study found that women diagnosed with gestational diabetes are nearly seven times more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) than other pregnant women.

    "It is common for pregnant women to experience sleep disruptions, but the risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea increases substantially in women who have gestational diabetes," said Sirimon Reutrakul, MD, who conducted the research at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. "Nearly 75 percent of the participants in our study who had gestational diabetes also suffered from obstructive sleep apnea." READ MORE>>