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Diabetes Professional Care
15-16 November 2023, Olympia London

The UK's leading event for the entire team involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes and its related conditions.

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Type 2 diabetes & sleep disorders: the sleeping giant

16 Nov 2023
Clinical Theatre

Healthy sleep is a key lifestyle component in the management of type 2 diabetes [124] as highlighted by the ADA/EASD 2022 consensus report. Sleep disorders are common in type 2 diabetes and are associated with an increased risk of obesity and impairments in daytime functioning and glucose metabolism Additionally, obstructive sleep apnoea affects over half of people with type 2 diabetes and its severity is associated with blood glucose levels. This relationship is bidirectional.

Learning outcomes:

  • Waking up to the importance of duration & quality of sleep as major metabolic risk factors
  • Double Trouble: the bidirectional association of T2D & Obstructive Sleep Apnoea/Hypopnoea Syndrome (OSAHS)
  • Rise & shine: practicing healthy sleep hygiene
Dr Kevin Fernando FRCGP FRCP Edin. FAcadMEd MSc Diabetes, GP Partner North Berwick Health Centre - GP with Specialist Interest in Diabetes/CVRM & Medical Education