Comorbid insomnia is linked with poor glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Takeaway

  • This is the first and largest study in the Chinese population showing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) coupled with insomnia results in worse glycemic control compared with counterparts without insomnia, and men but not women are more likely to have suboptimal glycemic control with comorbid insomnia.

Why this matters

  • More attention is needed to understand the link between sleep and physical health in order to improve diabetes care and relieve the heavy health and economic burden of this disease.