Sleep apnea is a disease that causes poor sleep, and people with severe sleep apnea are often exhausted. The disease can also cause high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation and blood clots in the brain and heart. There is effective treatment for sleep apnea – but not in Greenland. The prevalence of sleep apnea among people with diabetes in Greenland is also unknown, but that is now being changed.
Listen to Mads Mose Jensen, consultant and PhD at Steno Diabetes Center Greenland, who is a researcher in this fourth episode of The Diabetes Researchers.