Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

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Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

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by ChicagoGranny » Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:27 pm

Treating your sleep apnea can also help control your blood sugar levels. In onestudy, 25 people with type 2 diabetes used CPAP for their sleep apnea. They had reduced sugar levels and improved control. Researchers don’t yet know how CPAPcaused these changes. Sleep apnea is stressful on the body. Higher levels of stresshormones could make it harder to maintain blood sugar control. So once sleepapnea is treated, it’s easier to keep sugar levels in check. That’s good news.

Full article: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/diabete … p_call.pdf

Re: Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

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by chunkyfrog » Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:32 pm

Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:27 pm

Treating your sleep apnea can also help control your blood sugar levels. In onestudy, 25 people with type 2 diabetes used CPAP for their sleep apnea. They had reduced sugar levels and improved control. Researchers don’t yet know how CPAPcaused these changes. Sleep apnea is stressful on the body. Higher levels of stresshormones could make it harder to maintain blood sugar control. So once sleepapnea is treated, it’s easier to keep sugar levels in check. That’s good news.

Full article: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/diabete … p_call.pdf

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Re: Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

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by ChicagoGranny » Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:46 pm

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Re: Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

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by zonker » Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:44 pm

Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:46 pm

“how often do you get out of bed to urinate during the night?”

i was surprised. i thought that was part of aging. then he asked about any urinary problems other than that.

he wound up recommending to a sleep specialist.

but i didn’t go in thinking i had sleep apnea. and would probably still think now it was just part of getting older.

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Re: Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

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by rick blaine » Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:21 pm

With regard to ‘a lot of people DO NOT KNOW IT’, there’s a new test available now for diabetes, pre-diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. It’s a blood test called the HbA1c test – also known as ‘the glycosylated haemoglobin test’.

It indicates the average blood level for the last three months, so it shows the pattern over time, and not just for today.

And the other beauty of it is that, this test for blood sugar doesn’t require peeing into a cup or test tube, and juggling to catch the mid-flow.

And since you’re at the doctor’s, he or she can check for other things too.

Re: Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

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by zonker » Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:59 pm

Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:58 pm

Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:44 pm

this reminds me of a time when i went across the border into canada. the canadian border person asked me “how long have you been gone?”. then shook his head and carried on with the questions.

when i told my step son this, he said “you should’ve asked him how long HE’D been gone.”.

if you can be anything why choose to be vindictive?”The old saw about the early bird just goes to show that the worm should have stayed in bed.”-L. LongPhilips Resperonics System One REMStarAirfit P10 Nasal Pillow Mask with Headgear

Re: Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

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by KingSnore » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:59 pm

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Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:32 pm

The grogginess and lethargy of those times was near constant. I wish I had those years back to live with a CPAP machine companion.

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Re: Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

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by chunkyfrog » Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:34 pm

The test for A1c is easy, just a finger stick.”You will feel a slight prick.”Don’t be a baby–just DO IT.They even make home kits.

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Re: Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

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by Muse-Inc » Sat May 01, 2021 1:32 pm

At least 10 years and 3 docs before someone found very high blood pressure then asked about my sleep, sent me to a sleep doc. Got a sleep study, then equipment. Sleep doc said to wait a year before changing anything as my blood was like a chemical stew and could take that long for it to be straightened out. A year later, they diagnosed diabetes and a low thyroid system. The low thyroid comes and goes, I have to explain that to docs all the time as they have never dealt with someone like me who after months/years of high stress starts producing lots of reverse T3 which ultimately results in less conversion of T4 to T3, the active hormone; so it’s back on supplemental hormone and Brazil nuts which are high in selenium that plays a critical, essential part in this pathway. The bad thing about low thyroid is that it blunts the brain’s response to the chemical signal to breathe. It’s all so freakingly complex.

Never, never, never, never say never.

Re: Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

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by Janknitz » Sun May 02, 2021 5:56 pm

Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:21 pm

With regard to ‘a lot of people DO NOT KNOW IT’, there’s a new test available now for diabetes, pre-diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. It’s a blood test called the HbA1c test – also known as ‘the glycosylated haemoglobin test’.

It indicates the average blood level for the last three months, so it shows the pattern over time, and not just for today.

And the other beauty of it is that, this test for blood sugar doesn’t require peeing into a cup or test tube, and juggling to catch the mid-flow.

And since you’re at the doctor’s, he or she can check for other things too.

The most frustrating thing is when friends or family tell me that their doctor told them they have “pre-diabetes” and “we’re watching it”. Watch it what???? They are watching and waiting for it to develop into high enough A1c to be labeled diabetic and so they can throw medication at it. By that time, a lot of organ damage has already occurred.

Re: Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

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by ChicagoGranny » Mon May 03, 2021 11:37 am

Sun May 02, 2021 5:56 pm

You’re age 65 or older.You’re overweight.You have a family history of diabetes (parents or siblings).You have a history of gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or delivery of a baby weighing more than 9 pounds.

https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/diabetes-screenings

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