Another expert in this field, Daniel Einhorn, the director of the Sharp Diabetes Treatment and Research Center in San Diego, discovered that approximately 40 percent of all men who have type 2 diabetes also have sleep apnea diabetes. This number goes even higher for men over 65 years of age, rising to 61 percentage.
The good news is that you can kill two birds with one stone. Studies have shown that by treating sleep apnea with a CPAP machine the level of glucose dropped also. So, focusing on sleep apnea not only reduces the symptoms of this disease, but it also helps with the diabetes.
As said earlier, if left untreated, OSA can lead to serious health consequences and aggravates the diabetes, so it is wise to treat the OSA and if you have diabetes and also manifest at least one of the specific SA symptoms, like snoring, you should check to see if you have sleep apnea diabetes.