November is National Diabetes Month
As Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in America, raising awareness is key. Dental Sleep Medicine education, instrumentation, and in office training company, Sleep Group Solutions raises awareness of OSA and the Diabetes connection.
Approximately 1 out of every 11 Americans lives with diabetes. The seventh leading cause of death in the United States, diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to critical health issues such as heart disease, blindness, and kidney failure. The Diabetes and OSA connection have dentists attending dental continuing education courses with Sleep Group Solutions, to learn OSA screening and treatment protocols for diabetic patients.
Type 2 diabetes has become increasingly prevalent among young people, as well as patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, largely due to increasing obesity rates. “Taking diabetes medications as prescribed, getting plenty of regular exercise, eating healthy, and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels can help manage type 2 diabetes.” says Dr. Barry Freydberg, a Sleep Dentist in Arizona. Dr. Freydberg screens each patient for OSA, and in particular patients with type 2 diabetes. “What is also helping patients is undergoing treatment for OSA.”
Dr. Freydberg mentions, “we know that diabetics have much more difficulty with regulation of fat and weight gain–possibly related to the concentrations of leptin released from their adipocytes (fat cells).” During the SGS two day lecture, attendees will learn a proven turnkey protocol which dentists are implementing to provide treatment and screening options. The protocol includes scientific data, medical collaborations, home sleep testing, instrumentation, insurance and billing, oral appliances, and marketing. “The protocol we discuss during the lecture is proven, and it works. We have been following it for years, with much success.”
Today, it is estimated that 1 in 3 children born after the year 2000 in the U.S. will develop diabetes. It is important to have heightened awareness of symptoms and signs of OSA in a diabetic patient population, as well in your general patient population. Dentists and hygienists are encouraged to attend an SGS course to learn more.
About Sleep Group Solution
Sleep Group Solutions is an airway diagnostic technology company serving the needs of physicians and dentists interested in screening, diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and other upper airway disorders. Sleep Group Solutions offers the latest screening and diagnostic equipment solutions for patients with allergy, sinus congestion, rhinitis, deviated septum, nasal polyps, snoring and sleep apnea. SGS offers the most comprehensive dental sleep medicine CE seminars in the industry focused on teaching dentists the protocols needed to make the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea part of their practice. Sleep Group Solutions offers sleep study interpretation, oral appliances (Norad Boil & Bite, Respire), online directory 1800SleepLab.com and online marketing for CPAP Intolerant patients. SGS is the manufacturer of the Eccovision Systems Rhinometer and Pharyngometer, and offers Home Sleep Testing devices.