Manage your sleep apnea and keep your diabetes in check, reports The Cleveland Clinic.
If you have diabetes, sleep apnea can make it more difficult to manage your diabetes. This is because when your breathing pauses while you sleep, there is an increase in carbon dioxide in your blood. This leads to:
- Insulin resistance so that the body doesn’t use insulin effectively. This causes more sugar in the blood stream leading to high blood sugars.
- Chronic elevated blood pressure.
- A higher incidence of heart problems or cardiovascular disease.
- Early morning headaches.