Assess - Screen - Refer

A few simple steps will determine whether your diabetic patient is at risk of this condition.

1. Assess

  • Do you snore?
  • Are you tired all the time?
  • Has anyone witnessed pauses in your breathing during sleep?

Associated symptoms:

  • Fatigue/loss of energy
  • Irritability
  • Poor memory
  • Depression
  • Personality change
  • Morning headaches
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Nocturia
  • Hypertension

2. Screen

  1. Use the Epworth Sleep Test to assess your patient's perceived sleepiness.
    or
  2. Use the ApneaLink™ device to perform overnight screening to assess risk of OSA.

3. Refer

To a sleep specialist or clinic for a complete assessment.

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