HOV: Managing Diabetes While Sleeping

3 years 10 months 3 days ago Thursday, April 04 2019 Apr 4, 2019 April 04, 2019 8:45 PM April 04, 2019 in News - Heart of the Valley

SAN JUAN – A Rio Grande Valley man says he deals with diabetes even when he sleeps.

Jose Martinez tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS he would stop breathing up to 115 times in a night.

"The doctor said it was the worst case he had ever seen in 15 years,” he explains.

KRGV’s Daisy Martinez spoke with Martinez. He explains he is living with diabetes, high-blood pressure and severe sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea isn’t exclusive to diabetics – it’s correlated to obesity.

He says the key is to get educated about it; he adds having a support system is important in controlling diabetes.  

Watch the video above for the full story.

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