Subjective sleep impairment in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes: Results from Diabetes MILES-The Netherlands

G. Nefs, E. Donga, E.J.W. van Someren, M. Bot, J. Speight, F. Pouwer

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Aims: Despite growing recognition of the impact of sleep on diabetes, a clear profile of people with diabetes regarding subjective sleep impairment has yet to be established. This study examines: (1) subjective sleep characteristics in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes; (2) the relationship of poor subjective sleep quality with glycaemic control, self-care and daytime functioning; (3) possible risk markers for poor sleep quality. Methods: In a cross-sectional study, Dutch adults with type 1 (n = 267) or type 2 diabetes (n = 361) completed an online survey, including the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), socio-demographic, clinical, self-care and psychological measures. Results: Poor sleep quality (PSQI-score >5) was reported by 31% of adults with type 1 and 42% of adults with type 2 diabetes. Participants with good and poor sleep quality did not differ in self-reported HbA
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-475
JournalDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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