Sleep Apnea and Kidney function

April 27th, 2018 by Vishal Saini

Effect of Sleep Apnea on Kidney function in patients with Type 2 Diabetes


Sleep apnea is a dysfunctional breathing which involves temporary collapsing of the upper airway during sleep. Sleep apnea can impact health of a diabetic patient in many ways. It can cause hyperglycemia, which is increase in blood sugar levels further worsening the condition. Sleep apnea can also worsen the kidney function by increasing the albumin excretion and it is seen in more exacerbated form in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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