Just 6 hours of sleep loss increases diabetes risk

On September 8, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

The importance of sleep is well-known. A recent study enforces this by demonstrating that sleep deprivation might increase diabetes risk — after losing just 1 night of sleep. A new study investigates the link between sleep and diabetes. Sleep is undoubtedly one of physiology’s most mysterious but essential functions. We…

Type 2 diabetes: Poor sleep slows wound healing

On August 24, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers uncovered a connection between poor sleep and wound healing in type 2 diabetes that could pave the way for new treatments. A new study looks at wound healing, sleep, and diabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Type 2 diabetes is the…

Poor sleep may fuel harmful eating habits and diabetes

On June 5, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep deprivation may contribute to our craving for unhealthful foods, leading to a night-time snacking habit, recent research suggests. This, in turn, can heighten the risk of obesity and diabetes. Poor sleep could contribute to poor dietary habits, warns a recent study. Snacking in the late hours of the night…

Type 2 diabetes: Late breakfast could drive obesity

On April 19, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Going to bed later is linked with obesity in people with type 2 diabetes, and the main factor that drives this relationship is eating breakfast later. A new study unveils the link between breakfast and obesity in type 2 diabetes. This was the conclusion of a new study now published…

Insufficient sleep raises type 2 diabetes risk in children

On August 16, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research investigates the link between sleep duration and risk markers for type 2 diabetes in children. Could as little as 1 hour of sleep influence children’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes? A new study suggests so. In the United States, 1 in 3 people are estimated to develop…

Sufferers of both Type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea could lose eyesight within four years

Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered that patients who suffer from both Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea are at greater risk of developing a condition that leads to blindness within an average period of less than four years. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is…

Diabetes risk increased for men who get too much, too little sleep

On June 30, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Getting too much or too little sleep is known to have negative implications for overall health and well-being. Now, a new study has uncovered a sleep-health link that appears to apply to men only: too much or too little sleep may raise their risk of diabetes. Men who sleep too…

Type 2 diabetes: Study explains link to sleep hormone melatonin

On May 17, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers have discovered that increasing levels of the sleep hormone melatonin reduces the ability of insulin-producing cells to release insulin. Also, they found the effect is stronger in people who carry a particular gene variant that is linked to higher risk for type 2 diabetes. After 3 months…

New findings explain the connection between melatonin and type 2 diabetes

On May 17, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new experimental and clinical study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the sleep hormone melatonin impairs insulin secretion in people with a common gene variant. “This could explain why the risk of type 2 diabetes is greater among, for instance, overnight workers or people with sleeping disorders”, says…

Study links hypoxemia from obstructive sleep apnea with renal complications in type 2 diabetes

Examining the poorly understood link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and type 2 diabetes complications, researchers identified specific measures of low blood oxygenation that are associated with impaired kidney function and diabetic nephropathy. The study by Linong Ji, MD and colleagues, Peking University People’s Hospital and Peking University Health…