Can diabetes be a (possible) cause of fatigue, leg and lower back aches? I have had bursts of energy for 10 to 15 minutes, but then need to sit for about 10 minutes, and I'm ready to go full steam again. PLEASE, Thank You, Mike
It's been nine years since Kim and Curtis Christiansen were married. Since then they've had their ups and downs, but they've remained close. But when Curtis began snoring about three years ago, Kim began sleeping on the couch.
When it comes to sleep disorders, insomnia isn't the only affliction robbing the weary of rest - and profits. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 20 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and about half don't realize it. Sleep apnea causes sufferers' airways to close every few minutes and forces the individuals awake as they fight for air. The symptoms? Snoring and daytime sleepiness. The malady has been linked to serious harm, such as strokes and heart disease.
More than 50 million people in the United States may be ticking metabolic time bombs. Many are young. Most have no clue that they are on the verge of developing a potentially devastating disease. They are prediabetics and their numbers are growing.