Study: CPAP improves prediabetes patients' glucose control

05/21/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A small study found significant improvement in the glucose levels of prediabetes patients with obstructive sleep apnea following effective apnea treatment. "We found that optimal treatment of sleep apnea with continuous positive airway pressure for 2 weeks led to significant improvements in glucose levels following an oral glucose challenge with affecting insulin secretion, suggesting an improvement in insulin sensitivity," lead researcher Dr. Sushmita Pamidi said. The findings were presented at the American Thoracic Society meeting.

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