If you have type 2 diabetes, there’s another condition that you should know about: sleep apnea, a disorder in which people experience pauses in their breathing throughout the night, possibly for one minute or more. That’s a problem, since sleep apnea can worsen diabetes symptoms and lead to problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, or even stroke. The combination of type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea could also result in blindness.


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