Wednesday, May 28, 2014
CPAP improves blood sugar control
I've blogged before about how patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at increased risk of developing diabetes. I've also written about how treating OSA can improve blood sugar control in diabetics. Here is another study that demonstrates long term use of CPAP (5 years) is associated with better control of blood sugar in diabetics. The study also showed that long term use of CPAP was associated with lower blood pressure and improved quality of life. The study authors concluded that CPAP use is a cost-effective treatment option for OSA.