diabetic and uncontrolled sleep apnea

By saber32 Latest Reply 2011-10-13 01:38:22 -0500
Started 2011-10-13 01:38:22 -0500

Your at a normal weight for your height. Your blood sugar is in the normal range. But your A1C is high. Some laboratories use different values for their normal. But in general an A1C is considered diabetes. I would go back to my doc and ask him/her if a diabetic diet and an exercise program would help. Also, should be taking medicine for your condition. There are medicines that are given for pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Many doctors don't like to use them because they want their patients to exercise regularly and use a diabetic diet. They want to try that first before they will even think of medicine.

Here is some information about diabetes type 1 and type 2:
I got it from the National Institute of Health:


"What kind of diabetes do you have?

People can get diabetes at any age. Type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes are the three main kinds. Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults. With this form of diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked and destroyed them. Treatment for type 1 diabetes includes taking insulin and possibly another injectable medicine, making wise food choices, being physically active, taking aspirin daily-for some-and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol.

Type 2 diabetes, formerly called adult-onset diabetes or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes. People can develop type 2 diabetes at any age-even during childhood. This form of diabetes usually begins with insulin resistance, a condition in which fat, muscle, and liver cells do not use insulin properly. At first, the pancreas keeps up with the added demand by producing more insulin. In time, however, it loses the ability to secrete enough insulin in response to meals. Being overweight and inactive increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Treatment includes using diabetes medicines, making wise food choices, being physically active, taking aspirin daily-for some-and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol."

I'm going to ask my doctor this one question. If a patients weight is normal, but they have uncontrolled sleep apnea, can they develop pre-diabetes?I"m not saying your sleep apnea is not being controlled well. It just got me thinking :)

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