Yes, there is a link between diabetes and sleep. Inadequate restful slumber is not beneficial for the mind and the body. People who do not sleep enough tend to gain weight and become less active. Experts also say that this bad habit brings about diabetes.
Scientists used mice in the study. When the small animals were kept awake for six hours during their usual sleep time, and given high amounts of food, water, and sugar, the mice had an increase in insulin resistance. Experts think that the cause of this elevation is the increased amount of fat in the liver.
Authors of the study conclude that even if there are significant changes in diet and physical activity, sleep deprivation is a significant diabetes risk factor.