Epidemiological and pathophysiological evidence supporting links between obstructive sleep apnoea and Type 2 diabetes mellitus SINGAPORE MEDICAL JOURNAL Lee, C., Kushida, C. A., Abisheganaden, J. 2019; 60 (2): 54–56


Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are common diseases. The global prevalence of OSA is between 2% and 7% in general population cohorts. The worldwide prevalence of T2DM among adults (aged 20-79 years) was estimated to be 6.4%. The concurrent presence of OSA and T2DM can be expected in the same patient, given their high prevalence and similar predisposition. We reviewed the overlapping pathophysiology of OSA and T2DM in this article.

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