GDM linked to increased risk of sleep apnoea

In case control studies involving a total of 45 participants, US researchers found women with GDM were nearly seven times more likely to have OSA compared to other pregnant women, and had poorer quality and quantity of nightly sleep.

Women with OSA should be watched for GDM and vice versa, the authors suggested.

JCEM 2013; online 20 August

 

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