Scientists have discovered a link between elevated blood sugar levels and the development of sleep apnea. Doctors warn people with this pathology: should closely monitor blood sugar and prevent surges. The combination of diabetes and sleep apnea significantly increases the risk of developing diseases of the cardiovascular system, writes Zenn News.
Data scientists have confirmed the analysis condition 5.2 thousand volunteers with sleep apnea. The experts rated each person the level of glycated hemoglobin. This indicator better reflects the body's ability to process glucose. In diabetes the level of glycated hemoglobin significantly increased. The higher the level of glycated hemoglobin, the higher the risk of heart disease and blood vessels, and other complications. The permissible level of HbA1c is from 4.09 to% (for healthy people) to 6.5% (for people diagnosed with diabetes).
Scientists believe that increased sugar in the blood increases the symptoms of sleep apnea. This confirms the study, conducted the day before. If HbA1c was greater than 5.5%, the frequency and intensity of sleep apnea increased compared with the control group with normal glucose levels.