Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAS) is a relatively new disease which is
proven to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and a huge problem for public
health. Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is another disease which is worldwide seen as an epidemic. The link
between these two conditions makes it more important to provide a proper treatment option for such
patients in order to prevent life threatening complications. This article is an up-to-date review of the relationship between
OSAS and T2DM, diagnostic procedures and treatment options for patients who have both of the diseases since every
particular case may be adjusted differently and may benefit from a multiple line treatment.
Keywords: Obstructive sleep apnea, glucose metabolism, type 2 diabetes mellitus.
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