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Sleep Apnea Can Make Managing Diabetes More Difficult: What You Need To Know

Manage your sleep apnea and keep your diabetes in check

April 23, 2019
Via Cleveland Clinic
Do you snore? Do you feel fatigued every day? Do you wake up frequently throughout the night? It may be that the shallow breathing or breaks in breathing caused by sleep apnea are the reason. If you have diabetes, it is critical to manage your sleep apnea. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), approximately 18 million people have sleep apnea, with up to 80 percent of people undiagnosed. 
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Trouble snoozing? Sleep is a crucial process of the human body and is an important component of health and wellness. If you suffer from poor sleep, it can affect you in more ways than just making you tired. So when it comes to sleep patterns and behavior, what is considered normal? Sleep specialist, Dr. Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, is here to answer your questions and get you back to bed.

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The Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center held a symposium Saturday on Sleep Essentials for Nursing Providers. The symposium, the first of its kind, was well attended and focused on how best to optimize a whole care team approach for diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.


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Optimizing Care Team Approach for Sleep Disorders

Cleveland Clinic
Course Description 

Sleep disorders affect over 70 million Americans and cost the U.S. economy nearly $150 billion annually in lost productivity and preventable accidents. At the 1st Cleveland Clinic Nursing Sleep Symposium, we are fighting back.

Frequently undiagnosed or untreated, chronic sleep disturbances are associated with a host of adverse health and psychosocial outcomes. The goals of this symposium are to increase awareness of common sleep disorders and their treatments and discuss opportunities for advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses and medical assistants to participate in the management of sleep disorders and innovate team-based sleep care delivery models.

The program will highlight prevalent disorders including obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia that have broad implications on population health and lend themselves to team-based care. The stimulating agenda will provide a comprehensive update of sleep disorders including focused breakout sessions on novel therapeutic interventions presented by multidisciplinary teams. The role of nursing in sleep medicine care delivery and the impact of shift work and chronic sleep loss on healthcare providers will be emphasized.

We invite you to join us for what promises to be an innovative and informative program.

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Beyond Heart Health: Consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Beyond Heart Health: Consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea webcast, part of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Cleveland Clinic State-of-the-Art Review online series, will review the consequences of obstructive sleep apnea.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Cleveland Clinic State-of-the-Art Review

Sleep Apnea and the Heart webcast, part of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Cleveland Clinic State-of-the-Art Review online series, will review the physiology of sleep-heart interactions.

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