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Poor Sleep May Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

We’re all aware of the growing rates of obesity in America.  Type 2 Diabetes can be a consequence of obesity.  Type 2 diabetes is a disorder that affects how the body uses glucose, a sugar that is a source of fuel.  Normally, insulin, a hormone, helps glucose get into the body cells where it is used for energy. People with Type 2 Diabetes produce insulin, but they either do not produce enough or the insulin does not work like it should.  As a result, glucose does not get into the body cells.  Too much sugar in the blood can make people ill and result in medical complications.  Usually associated with aging and obesity, Type 2 Diabetes is developing at alarming rates among our nation’s obese children and young adults.  Now researchers have another possible risk factor to add to the formula for Type 2 Diabetes—poor deep sleep.
 
Sleep consists of a series of cycles. During deep sleep, your body is very relaxed and in the process of restoration and re-energizing.  Researchers at the University of Chicago discovered that a lack of deep sleep in young adults significantly disrupted glucose regulation and insulin efficiency. The effect was significant, comparable to gaining 20 to 30 pounds!  The results of this study are a springboard for future research but in the meantime, demonstrate the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. Talk to your doctor if you experience trouble sleeping or excessive daytime drowsiness.  There are a number of options to help you get a good night’s sleep!
 

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