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North Oaks Diabetes Education to Explore Link between Sleep and Diabetes

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto

Do you have diabetes and trouble sleeping? You’re not alone. Sleep problems are very common for those with diabetes.

Learn more about link between sleep and diabetes by attending North Oaks Diabetes Education’s next free group meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 8. The meeting will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. in the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center’s Meeting Room C, located within North Oaks Diagnostic Center at 15837 Paul Vega, M.D., Drive. No provider referral or preregistration is required.

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Dr. Lauren Davis will lead the discussion. Davis is medical director of North Oaks Sleep Disorders Center, which is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. She will explain how diabetes can affect sleep, including how lack of sleep can impact blood sugar levels and lead to diabetes complications. Davis also will talk about the common types of sleep problems and treatment options. Time for participants to share their own experiences, tips, ideas and concerns is planned, too.

North Oaks Diabetes Education offers group meetings on a monthly basis to discuss insights on current health topics to help participants live their healthiest lives. The meetings are free and open to those with diabetes, their families and friends.

The American Diabetes Association recognizes North Oaks Diabetes Education as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.

For more information about upcoming meetings, please call the North Oaks Education Department at (985) 230-5723 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.