The Sleep and Diabetes Connection

  • Sleep deprivation can interfere with the control of insulin leading to elevated blood glucose (sugar) levels and an increased risk of complications
  • Sleep apnea may contribute to the development of diabetes and difficulty managing blood glucose levels
  • Treating sleep apnea can help with controlling blood glucose levels in people with diabetes
  • People with diabetes are at higher risk for sleep problems caused by leg pain due to neuropathy and restless legs syndrome (an irresistible urge to move your legs at night)

What’s Next?

Research has shown that treating certain sleep disorders may improve your diabetes care and lower your risk of complications. Take our online evaluation to see if you might have OSA or

With The Snore Centre you can take a sleep test right from the comfort of your own home. Get started to day so you can have a better sleep and a better life!

Diagnosing a Sleep Disorder

Diagnosis of a sleep disorder is usually simple and begins with a thorough review of your health history. It may also require an overnight sleep study for additional observation.

The Sleep Study

Sleep tests can take place at home or at a sleep center in a private, hotel-like room. The test monitors and records sleep patterns, breathing and heart activity while you sleep. If you have the test in a sleep clinic, a specialist will monitor you from an adjoining control room, and will remain awake and available to you throughout the night.

Treatment Options

After your sleep study, a report is sent to your referring or primary care physician. There are many treatment options available and recommendations will vary based on your diagnosis.

By successfully treating your sleep disorder, you may also notice the following benefits:
• Feeling more awake and alert during the day
• Increased motivation
• More energy during the day
• A greater sense of well-being
• Improved relationships
• Deeper, sounder sleep