Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee

Radio Show for July 31

Posted on 30 Jul 2011 - 10:25 PM by Dr. Brian Wind

In the past couple of shows we have talked about how sleep relates to your heart health, weight, and mental health. In this week’s show we will talk about sleep and your blood sugar.  But it doesn’t just cause problems for diabetics.  Blood sugar issues are also linked to insomnia, shift-work disorders, and even health implications for our kids.  Tune in for an exciting show!

Weekly Poll Question

Do you take something to help you sleep?  Go to our Weekly Poll page to answer our poll question this week.

Sleep in the News

The International Diabetes Foundation recently reported the likelihood of a relationship between type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea. You can read the full article at:

Sleep apnoea and type 2 diabetes

And speaking of sleep and your blood sugar, check this article out from Medicine Net reporting a study that shows glucose control is affected by obstructive sleep apnea:

Sleep Apnea May Complicate Diabetes Care

Your blood sugar is not just limited to problems breathing during sleep, it is also a problem in folks with insomnia.  Tune in for the discussion by the Sleep Doctors.

Finally, you guessed it, insufficient sleep has a negative impact on blood sugar and creates potential health implications.  Reuters Health reports:

Less sleep for kids may mean higher blood sugar

Call in with to share your experiences with these issues.  We want to hear from you!

Caller Questions

Call in with your questions at any time during the show at 615-737-9986.  You can also call us 24/7 at 1-866-SLEEP20.  Or send us email.

If time permits, the sleep doctors will address an email question from a listener. Darrell from Springfield writes:

I have sleep apnea, and I am overweight. I have been told I have high blood sugar. Which is more likely to improve my blood sugar problem – losing weight, or treating my sleep apnea?

This is a great question which touches on the links among sleep apnea, blood sugar and weight.

We’re waiting on your call!  The Sleep Doctors have the answer to your sleep questions!