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Poor night’s sleep impairs glucose control the next morning


 

Sleep a key pillar of health

Asked whether these particular sleep effects might be exacerbated in patients with diabetes, senior author Paul Franks, MD, also from the Lund University Diabetes Centre, felt they could not meaningfully extrapolate results to people with diabetes, given that many take glucose-lowering medications.

“However, it is likely that these results would be similar or exacerbated in people with prediabetes, as glucose fluctuations in this subgroup of patients are generally greater than in people with normoglycemia,” he noted in an interview.

“Sleep is a key pillar of health, and focusing on both sleep and diet is key for healthy blood glucose control,” he added.

“Compensating for a bad night’s sleep by consuming a very sugary breakfast or energy drinks is likely to be especially detrimental for blood glucose control,” Dr. Franks said.

The study was funded by Lund University. Dr. Tsereteli and Dr. Franks reported no relevant financial relationships.

A version of this article first appeared on Medscape.com.

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