Cardiovascular diabetology; 2010;9:83. PMID: 21122092
Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
AbstractNotwithstanding previous studies supporting independent associations between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and prevalence of diabetes, the underlying pathogenesis of impaired glucose regulation in OSA remains unclear. We explored mechanisms linking OSA with prediabetes/diabetes and associated biomarker profiles. We hypothesized that OSA is associated with distinct alterations in glucose homeostasis and biomarker profiles in subjects with normal (NGM) and impaired glucose metabolism (IGM).