Type 2 Diabetes Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea had Improved Glucose Levels when using a CPAP

Type 2 Diabetes Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea had Improved Glucose Levels when using a CPAP

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[Best Syndication News] A recent study found that patients who had Type 2 Diabetes and Obstructive Sleep Apnea benefited using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to help keep blood glucose levels down while they slept at night. The study was first reported in the December 15th issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

The researchers suggest that patients with type 2 diabetes should get screened for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as another method to potential address hyperglycemia, which is commonly referred to as high blood glucose levels.

In type 2 diabetic patients and OSA patients both have a similar problem of obesity. The results of their investigation found that with 20 individuals with type 2 diabetes that were diagnosed with OSA they measeured a reduction of nocturnal hyperglycemia when using the CPAP treatment over a 41 day period of treatment. They saw an average of 20 mg/dl of glucose level reduction after they used the equipment over those 41 days.

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