CPAP Therapy of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in [Patients With Type 2 Diabetes] Improves Glycemic Control During Sleep
January - 13 - 2009
Patients with type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may benefit from continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, Scripps researchers suggest. The study team used a continuous glucose-monitoring system to measure interstitial glucose during polysomnography in 20 patients with type 2 diabetes and recently diagnosed OSA. All of the patients had stable diets and medications. The researchers found that sleeping glucose decreased and was more stable after CPAP treatment, though the study was limited because there was no control group.
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