Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Diabetic Nephropathy: A cohort Study

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  • Asad Ali
  • Neil T Raymond
  • Safia Begum
  • Kiran Dubb
  • Quratul A Altaf

Colleges, School and Institutes


OBJECTIVEDiabetic nephropathy (DN) is a leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common in type 2 diabetes and increases oxidative stress. Hence, OSA could promote the development and progression of DN.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODSThis was a cohort study in adults with type 2 diabetes. Patients with known OSA or ESRD were excluded. DN was defined as the presence of albuminuria or an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)


Original languageEnglish
JournalDiabetes Care
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2013