Diabetics With Sleep Problems May Lose Vision

A research conducted at the University of Birmingham, UK has concluded that people who suffer from type 2 diabetes along with sleep apnea can potentially lose their eye sight. Sleep apnea is a disorder where a person’s sleep is obstructed because of abnormal breathing patterns (like long pauses and low breathing while asleep). Sleep apnea coupled with type 2 diabetes could lead to retinopathy. Retinopathy is a condition where the eye’s retina gets damaged.

The doctors who were part of the research have revealed that the link between type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea was known, but the latest research has suggested that it could lead to retinopathy. Doctors have thus, asserted on the importance of effective weight management as being overweight is a triggering factor for both type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea.

The research has also revealed that diabetics who have had their leg amputated can suffer from neuropathy (damage to the nerves) as well.

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