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Insomnia increases risk for type 2 diabetes

August 31, 2017

Taiwanese adults diagnosed with insomnia have a 16% greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes over 9 years compared with those reporting adequate sleep, and the risk increases with insomnia duration, study data show.

“Studies have indicated that sleep plays [an] important role in the regulation of neuroendocrine function and metabolism in adults,” Chia-Ling Lin, MS, RN, a doctoral student and instructor at the School of Nursing at National Taiwan University College of Medicine in Taipei, Taiwan, and colleagues wrote. “Although insomnia has been associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus, whether this association holds true both for chronic and intermittent insomnia remains unknown, and the possibility of a time-dependent cumulative effect between the risk of type 2 diabetes and insomnia remains scarce.”

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