Scripps Physician Pens Column on Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

More than 50 percent of people with type 2 diabetes also have sleep apnea

Why poor sleep is strongly associated with neurological disorders and dementia, including Parkinson’s disease  and Alzheimer’s.

It’s not uncommon for people with type 2 diabetes to also suffer from sleep apnea.


Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, an endocrinologist and corporate vice president for the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, explored the relationship between these conditions in a recent column published by Everyday Health.


Read the Everyday Health column: Living With Diabetes? Sleep Apnea May Be Harming Your Health

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