A study at the Chicago College of Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago, the United States shows an association between the poor sleeping habits and the worsening of the health conditions such as the high blood sugar levels, neuropathic pain and fatigue in the adult patients of type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study was intended to find out the effects of type 2 diabetes (T2D) with the disturbed sleep.
They conducted a study on 90 adult patients of type 2 diabetes (T2D). The researchers have collected the sleep data and the health conditions of the participants. The study results accounted for risk factors such as age, depression symptoms, duration of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in the study.
The study shows that the high blood sugar (glucose) levels, neuropathic pain and fatigue were strongly associated with the sleep disturbance and sleep-related impairment such as insomnia and DIMS (Disorders of Initiating and Maintaining Sleep) in the patients of type 2 diabetes (T2D). The study also shows that the intensity of the negative effects is more in women.
Authors say that the disturbance in the sleep is common among the patients of diabetes and the disturbance in the sleep may worsen the blood sugar (glucose) levels. Authors also say that the diabetes symptoms assessment questionnaire must contain the assessment of the disturbance in the sleep for the effective treatment of the sleep disorder.
They urged the healthcare professionals to pay an extra attention to the sleeping patterns among the adult patients (particularly women) of type 2 diabetes (T2D). The experts say that the people suffering from sleep disturbances should consult the healthcare professionals to find out whether the lifestyle or type 2 diabetes (T2D) may be the reason for the disturbed sleep.
Senior author of the study was Dr. Cynthia Fritschi, Ph.D., RN, CDE, Assistant Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health Science, University of Illinois. The study was published on November 8, 2017, in the Journal of Advanced Nursing. Title of the article was "Relationship and variation of diabetes-related symptoms, sleep disturbance and sleep-related impairment in adults with type 2 diabetes."
Neuropathic pain: The damage (or a disease) to the somatosensory nervous, which contains the sensory neurons and pathways (a part of the sensory nervous system) causes neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain causes weakness, numbness and pain in the feet and hands.
A study on mice models shows the reversal of type 2 diabetes (T2D), lower levels of blood sugar (glucose) and the fat by reducing the daily energy intake by 75 percent or with a very low-calorie diet (VLCD). Researchers have found the positive health benefits in just three days.
Researchers are using this experimental technique on humans for reversing type 2 diabetes. They are conducting a study on patients of type 2 diabetes (T2D) who are undergoing bariatric surgery with a very low-calorie diet (VLCD). This study provides an innovative technique for the effective treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D).
Senior author of the study was Dr. Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Yale, United States. The study was published on November 9, 2017, in Cell Metabolism. Title of the article was "Mechanisms by which a Very-Low-Calorie Diet Reverses Hyperglycemia in a Rat Model of Type 2 Diabetes."
Very low-calorie diet: The daily diet of a person may contain between 1,600 and 3,000 calories. But a daily diet containing between 500 and 800 calories is called a very low-calorie diet (VLCD).
This diet plan is intended for those people who are very obese and could not able to reduce body weight with other diet plans.
But this diet plan is dangerous and should be performed under medical supervision. A VLCD diet can help an obese person in lowering body weight between three and five pounds per week.
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