Shaq Attacks Sleep Apnea

Please see the following video which features Shaq talking about his own experience with sleep apnea and the importance of recognizing and treating this serious condition.

Shaq Attacks Sleep Apnea

Read more about sleep apnea here; http://www.healthsupportservicesllc.com/?p=697

Regards,

Tim Pias

Health Support Services, LLC

http://www.HealthSupportServicesLLC.com

Ph. 262-662-9774

Fx. 262-662-4752

15350 W. National Ave., Suite 109

New Berlin, WI 53151

What Diabetics Should Know About Sleep Apnea

Diabetic Care – Sleep Apnea

Today I want to talk about something that goes along with your diabetes and obesity. It is sleep apnea. We are pretty familiar with diabetes and obesity but what is this sleep apnea? Apnea is the Greek word for loss of breath. We normally call it snoring but it’s much more sinister than that; much worse than keeping your partner up all night. It causes serious complications within your body and makes treatment of your diabetes even more difficult. It is deadly to those of us in Wisconsin. Remember Reggie White star of the Green Bay Packers and Super Bowl champion? He actually died from sleep apnea. Some reports say that as many as 80% of diabetics will have sleep apnea and that a full 30% may go undiagnosed, this is a very dangerous situation.

Here’s what I recommend. First gather information.  Google is a good place to start. Consult your healthcare professional if you think there’s any chance you may have sleep apnea. I can say from personal experience that the testing and treatment is a relatively simple process. You spend the night in a sleep clinic and they monitor you for the symptoms of sleep apnea. At that point if you have apnea they will probably recommend a machine that will put constant pressure on your airway to relieve the snoring. It’s not bad once you get used to it and after you’re used to it, you will not go to bed without it. Immediately you will notice the difference, with way more energy and you will not feel tired all day. Another good thing about treatment is that most insurance companies pay for the machine.  That’s good news because it’s a rather expensive out-of-pocket item if you have to go that route. The next thing you will notice (hopefully) is better numbers on your blood sugar tests. Some studies also indicate this may help your blood pressure return to normal and improve your outlook on life.

So the moral of the story is; if you have diabetes and are overweight, feel tired and sore a lot, you may want to get tested for sleep apnea and that should help you live a longer healthier more productive life.

Let me know if this information was helpful to you or anything else you’d like to know about diabetes, healthy living, and how you manage your diabetes.

Treat yourself well!

 

More to come this week on sleep apnea including a video with Shaquille O’neal.

 

Tim Pias

Health Support Services, LLC

http://www.HealthSupportServicesLLC.com

Ph. 262-662-9774

Fx. 262-662-4752

15350 W. National Ave., Suite 109

New Berlin, WI 53151