Last year we wrote about a study that found insulin resistance was higher in diabetics suffering from a lack of sleep. Now a new, larger study appears to back up those findings.
After monitoring 40 diabetics over the course of six nights, the researchers found that blood glucose levels of insomniacs were 23% higher and blood insulin levels were 48% higher compared to those who appeared to sleep soundly.
The study led researchers to suggest that improving sleep in diabetics could be just as effective a treatment as commonly used anti-diabetes drugs.
Even more reason why insomnia is a condition that shouldn't be ignored.
Source: Diabetes Care
Last updated: June 16, 2011