Inadequate Sleep Can Cause Diabetes


According to an article by American Diabetes Association, highlight that Diabetes links to sleep as well. A lack of sleep can cause high blood sugar level which can lead to Diabetes.Researchers are unclear whether inadequate sleep can be the reason of changes in blood sugar. But as per the results, it is clear that high level of blood sugar is present in those people who do not sleep properly.

A scientific study was done in Tertiary Care Children’s Hospital at Sleep Laboratory and Clinical Translational Research Centre and fourteen year age of average children were monitored for more than thirty six hours. It was measured through Anthropometric, Polysomnography, Frequently Sampled Intravenous Glucose Tolerance Test and Oral Glucose Tolerance Test.After that levels of blood sugar and insulin were compared and calculated with the duration of sleep of different people.

Dr. Dorit Koren, a pediatric endocrinologist working at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, says “Our study found to keep glucose levels stable, the optimal amount of sleep for teenagers is 7.5 to 8.5 hours per night”.In some cases, inadequate sleeps showed signs of decrease in insulin production. Dr. Koren is now planning to focus on teenagers and how they behave at home.


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