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Treating sleep apnea reduce the risk of diabetes
Apr 30, 2015

A new research, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, shows the benefit of CPAP on blood sugar balance and diabetes prevention. Nearly 57 million Americans is afflicted by pre-diabetes, a disorder is coupling with the high risk of developing diabetes and often leads to cardiovascular disease.

In this study researcher enrolled 39 middle-aged volunteers with sleep apnea and pre-diabetes. They are randomly assigned to two groups: two weeks of CPAP treatment and a placebo pill.  In addition to sleep apnea symptoms improvement, using CPAP improved the blood sugar control. The CPAP group had better level of blood pressure, stress hormone and insulin regulation.

Reference: Effective sleep apnea treatment lowers diabetes risk
Reference: Eight Hours of Nightly CPAP Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Improves Glucose Metabolism in Prediabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial.