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Sleep apnea linked to worsening diabetic eye disease

LONDON: People with both sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes have more than double the risk of worsening retina disease compared to diabetics without the sleep breathing disorder, a UK study suggests. Researchers followed adults with type 2 diabetes over about four years and found that for those with milder eye disease at the start, having sleep apnea was linked to higher odds that it would become more advanced. At the outset of the study, they also found that advanced “sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy” was already…