Underdiagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome in patients with type 2 diabetes in France. ENTRED 2007

Publié le 1 Avril 2013
Mis à jour le 9 septembre 2019

AIM: This study estimated the prevalence of symptoms evocative of obstructive sleep apneoa (OSA) in patients with type 2 diabetes and the proportion of those with evidence of a previous diagnosis or diagnostic procedure. METHODS: In ENTRED 2007, 8926 people reimbursed for at least three antidiabetic agents within the last 12 months were randomly selected, and 3894 answered a self-administered questionnaire. Symptoms evocative of OSA were defined as frequent snoring with excessive daytime sleepiness and/or witnessed sleep apneoa. Patients were considered to have evidence of a previous diagnostic procedure if they reported an OSA diagnosis or had a sleep recording done, or if a sleep recording was found in the hospital discharge or medical claims database, or if they were currently being treated with nocturnal ventilation. RESULTS: The patients" mean age was 66 years. Around 8.5% reported being diagnosed with OSA, 4.2% were treated with nocturnal ventilation and 16% had symptoms evocative of OSA. Being male, obesity, high blood pressure, insulin treatment, living with a partner, lower educational level and financial difficulties were all associated with symptoms suggestive of OSA. Overall, 13% had evidence of a previous diagnostic procedure, and the rate was 35% among those with symptoms evocative of OSA. CONCLUSION: OSA is underdiagnosed in French diabetic patients, while the prevalence of symptoms is high. Only 13% of the study population and 35% of those with symptoms suggestive of OSA had benefited from a diagnostic procedure. It is of the utmost importance to better diagnose OSA in the diabetic population. (R.A.°

Auteur : Lecomte P, Criniere L, Fagot Campagna A, Druet C, Fuhrman C
Diabetes & metabolism, 2013, vol. 39, n°. 2, p. 139-47