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Chronic malaise in uncontrolled type 2 diabetes due to obstructive sleep apnoea

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A 57-year-old morbidly obese man with type 2 diabetes for five years, poorly controlled on gliclazide therapy, was referred with hyperglycaemic symptoms including severe daytime malaise and weariness. Features of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSA) were identified, and confirmed by limited polysomnography. Treatment with nocturnal nasal continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) was instituted with dramatic relief of daytime symptoms, including morning headaches and also nocturia, which might otherwise have been attributed to changes in blood glucose.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Gibson GJ; Large DM; Routledge A; Cowley ML; Mustchin CP

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Practical Diabetes International

Year: 2003

Volume: 20

Issue: 8

Pages: 297-299

ISSN (print): 1357-8170

ISSN (electronic): 1528-252X

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


DOI: 10.1002/pdi.537


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