A report from MD Magazine outlines research that show how compliance with continuous positive airway pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea may lead to positive outcomes.
The findings of the study, “Impact of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Compliance on Complications in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Obstructive Sleep Apnea,” were presented at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA’s) 80th Virtual Scientific Sessions.
A team of investigators conducted a single-center, retrospective review on patients with type 2 diabetes who were diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea between 2010 and 2018. The colleagues used the first available continuous positive airway pressure report following polysomnography to determine compliance. They defined compliance as the usage of the continuous positive airway pressure for >4 hours per night for >70% of nights.