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J R Soc Med. 1981 March; 74(3): 192–195.
PMCID: PMC1438271

Sleep apnoea in diabetic patients with autonomic neuropathy1

Abstract

Breathing during sleep was monitored in 8 diabetic patients with objective evidence of autonomic neuropathy and in 8 diabetic patients without neuropathy. Thirty or more periods of apnoea lasting 10 seconds or longer during one night's sleep were demonstrated in 3 of the diabetic patients with autonomic neuropathy. Such apnoeic periods may be related to the high incidence of cardiorespiratory arrests reported in such patients, particularly in association with anaesthesia or pneumonia.

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