Lack of sleep can lead to diabetes

Lack of sleep leads to a decrease in insulin production, which leads to increased risk of developing diabetes type.

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, believes that lack of sleep increases the risk of developing diabetes. Following his colleagues from the University of Leiden, they found a link between lack of sleep and an increase in blood sugar levels. At this time - in adolescents.

The scientists studied 62 adolescents suffering from obesity.

The subjects, whose average age was 14 years old, were observed within 36 hours. During this time the tests were conducted on glucose tolerance, anthropometric measures and study duration of sleep.

It became clear that to maintain stable blood glucose level, duration of sleep at night for teenagers should be from 7.5 to 8.5 hours.

According to scientists, the results confirm the fact that healthy sleep in adolescence helps to prevent diabetes, caused by a violation of glucose uptake in the body.