A Need for Lifestyle Change: How Poor Sleep can Result in Type 2 Diabetes


    Did you know that there is a link between diabetes control and a good night’s sleep Many studies presented earlier showed a higher association of sleep apnea and Type 2 diabetes and vise versa.

    Dr. Sibasish Dey, Head, Medical Affairs, Asia & LatAm, ResMed

    But what is the relationship between the two and how does one follow-up with the other

    Obstructive Sleep Apnea – also known as OSA – is a sleep breathing disorder that is characterised by a recurrent upper airway collapse during sleep that hampers a good night’s sleep. One of the more recognizable symptom of individuals with OSA is snoring. – something people until recently would associate with a good night’s sleep. However, this is far from the case.

    But how snoring affect your health More importantly, what is the link with sleep apnea

    The breath of an individual with OSA stops involuntarily due to over-relaxation of the throat muscles, which obstructs the entry of air into the lungs. This obstruction can happen several times during the night, with patients suffering from severe sleep apnea having more such incidents during a span of a night’s sleep. This, in turn, results in the individual waking up feeling tired, less productive. Prolong obstructive sleep apnea has been associated with conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, as well as cardiovascular diseases, and obesity.

    A consensus paper by Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI) highlighted how over 50 percent of patients diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) suffer from sleep apnea (source). “Implementation of screening, diagnosis, and treatment of OSA in patients with T2DM at initial stages could potentially alleviate the risk of cardiovascular disease and substantially improve their quality of life. The recommendations emphasise the need for collaborative efforts from diabetologists, endocrinologists, and sleep medicine specialists towards systematic screening, diagnosis, and treatment of coexisting T2DM and OSA for enhanced patient care,” the report stated.

    The report further stressed on the importance of screening for OSA in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), although it patients with OSA should also be constantly monitored for Type 2 diabetes as well.

    The study identifies the association of OSA with T2DM and the need for a collaborative approach between diabetologists and sleep specialists to manage such patients.

    The consensus also suggested that the presence and severity of untreated OSA is independently associated with poor glycaemic control in patients with T2DM.

    According to a 2019 report by The Lancet, nearly a billion people suffer from mild to severe OSA across the world. These same people can be more likely to develop T2DM. As the 2021 RSDDI consensus highlights, existing scientific literature shows that both the presence and severity of untreated OSA is independently associated with poor glycemic control (increased HbA1c levels) in patients with T2DM. Hence, as recommended by RSSDI, timely screening, diagnosis and medical intervention are integral for OSA and Type 2 diabetes patients.

    Moreover, overweight individuals exhibiting signs and symptoms of OSA, such as habitual snoring, witnessed apnoea and daytime sleepiness, should consider screening for the co-existence of T2DM.

    In India, 7 out of 100 people suffer from Type 2 diabetes mellitus. That is nearly 77 million people. The projected number is expected to almost double by 2045. Therefore, a need to regularly screen your sleep patterns, getting regular physical exercise, optimal diet and your regular diabetes medications are crucial to better control your sugar levels.

    One simple process to screen for OSA is the STOP-Bang questionnaire, a universally accepted and validated screening tool, which is also cost-effective, helpsto identify patients more suitable for diagnostic tests.

    The treatment options for OSA in patients with T2DM who are at cardiovascular risk include lifestyle modification and medical management, which could include devices such as home CPAP therapy.

    For more details, please visit info.resmed.co.in/diabetes-and-sleep.

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    Inspiring Journey of Rajasthan’s Deependra Singh Shekhawat From Monthly Salaries to Founder of Fifteen Crore Turnovers Company

    Guy Kawasaki has rightly said that pursuing your passions makes you more interesting, and interesting people are enchanting. Passion is an underrated term as people believe more in hard work and dedication. We often forget that passion is what guides us to success. Deependra Singh Shekhawat is one of the few who proved that hurdles are hidden opportunities, and when utilized appropriately, they will lead you to victory.

    Deependra Singh Shekhawat, being the son of a farmer, has the background of a middle-class family. He belongs to a small village of Udaipurwati, district Jhunjhunu of Rajasthan. However, his status never deterred him from dreaming. Dreams full of his passion gave him the strength to fight the battles in his life. After graduation, he initially started from a regular job. However, he was not content with his occupation. He sensed stagnancy in his career. Soon, he started thinking and strategizing about business. This thought process led him to join a renewable energy company, Adani Renewable Energy, to learn about business as the next step in his professional journey. From then on, there was no stopping him; he was on a roll. In 2015, he established Vertex Solution Company and became one of the top vendors of Adani Solar Energy. He went the extra mile by working with India’s well-known renewable energy organizations as Avada Sola, Tata Solar, O2 Power, and many more.

    Deependra says that his passion for renewable energy spawns from the fact that renewable energy is one of the significant contributors to boosting the country’s economy and generating jobs. He further adds that adopting renewable sources of energy is a healthier option. He claims it is high time we start living peacefully with nature for the sanity of itself and humankind. Additionally, he has provided with job opportunities for the youth of his village Sarai and has become the Youth icon of Rajasthan. Despite belonging to a middle-class family, he left no stones unturned to achieve success and rose from the bottom of the pit to flying like an eagle. From having big dreams to making others’ dreams come true, he has come a long way.

    His journey is inspiring hundreds and thousands of youngsters of middle-class families throughout the country. People are burning with passion after witnessing the change in his life. His life journey is constantly changing the lives of many for the best. He is igniting the fire of eagerness for victory in them.

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    Recruitment Mantra to introduce its new job portal MyhireIndia for a seamless recruitment process

    Recruitment Mantra to introduce its new job portal MyhireIndia for a seamless recruitment process

    India witnessed massive downfall in the employment rate in the year 2020. Not only have the youth been denied equal job opportunities, but some of the upcoming job trends have also failed the modern age individuals.

    Today, job sites are the most widely used portals used by individuals across the globe to find the right job that meets the qualification requirements. Every job is one search away. These portals have transformed the recruitment process to provide seamless and unified  experience to individuals.

    Crediting the same, Recruitment Mantra is going to introduce their own job portal named myhireindia.com to enable recruiters and individuals find the best job as per their requirement. The portal will enable employers to post unlimited jobs in this portal and hire the right talented candidates as per their requirements at free of cost. Jobseekers can register and upload their CV in this portal free of cost and can also search and apply for unlimited job openings through this portal.

    Emerging as one of the best job sites in India that acts as a bridge between recruiters and job seekers, the platform has uniquely been curated to serve as a comprehensive for both students and young professionals looking for employment opportunities in their preferred location.

    As one of the best job portals in India, MyhireIndia allows its users to search for either internship or job opportunities within a few clicks. The company review section enables the users to go through the reviews from the companies registered on the platform to get a glimpse of the work-life at the firm behind the curtain.

    • Keyword search: The keyword search function available on job search sites allows users to look for his/her preferred jobs in a single-click just by typing in the job keyword like retail jobs, media, pharmacy job, etc. on the keyword search bar.
    • User-friendly interface: The job site is developed for the key purpose of making job searches easier for its users. A user-friendly interface allows users to browse through job opportunities in his/her preferred areas of life without losing his/her focus in doing the same.
    • Options to filter preferences: The filters available on the job site allow users to filter out their job preferences exactly according to their needs and requirements. You can filter out your job search with your location, salary, job type, and other preferences.
    • Easy application process: If a job site has a complicated application option for jobs, it will automatically receive backlash for its services. The platform serves an easy application option to users, allowing them to apply for jobs within minutes.