Lack of sleep linked to glucose insensitivity and pre-diabetes | Matthew Walker
Sleep quality is inherently linked to glucose metabolism. Epidemiological studies have shown that people who have poor sleep are at greater risk of having or developing diabetes. When a person does not get enough sleep, their pancreatic beta cells become less sensitive to glucose signaling, reducing the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas. This, in turn, impairs glucose uptake, resulting in hyperglycemia, a hallmark of diabetes. In this clip, Dr. Matthew Walker explains how sleep deprivation impairs glucose metabolism, increasing the risk of diabetes and metabolic dysfunction.
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