Thursday, April 23, 2009

"Too Much Or Too Little Sleep Increases Risk Of Diabetes"


I remember when I went to the ER last summer due to a siezure, and the ER doctor told me that I was Type 1 diabetic. I was very disturbed at the fact it might be true on the other hand, my family does have a line of diabetics, so my chances increased. I went to my regular physician the morning after and he falsly accused me. -_- What a way to wake someone up from a nightmare correct? Researchers at Universit√© Laval's Faculty of Medicine have found that people who sleep too much or not enough are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance. The risk is 2½ times higher for people who sleep less than 7 hours or more than 8 hours a night. The findings were published recently on the website of the journal Sleep Medicine. The researchers arrived at this conclusion after analyzing the life habits of 276 subjects over a 6-year period. They determined that over this timespan, approximately 20% of those with long and short sleep duration developed type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance versus only 7% among subjects who were average duration sleepers. Even after taking into account the effect attributable to differences in body mass among the subjects, the risk of diabetes and insulin resistance was still twice as high among those with longer and shorter sleep duration than average sleepers.

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Category: Health Concern > Diabetes
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In TCM diabetes is identified as a Deficient Yin Condition. This can manifest in either the Upper, Middle or Lower Burners, or in combination.

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