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A Happy New User
I want to say that my use of CPAP has been a success.
Some background. I am a diabetic with a long family history of this insidious condition traceable back to the mid 1850's! I control mine -- it does not control me! As part of my control, I have a very good medical team to assist me.
During a recent quarterly review by my Endocrinologist, it was noted that it had been some time since I had been reviewed by my Cardiologist. A review was scheduled, with resultant Cardio Angiograms. Whilst recovering from the day surgery procedure, the monitoring equipment continually gave a low oxygen saturation alarm. This was reported to the Cardiologist who arranged for an in home Sleep Test. The results were excessive hypopneas, apneas, and SNORING! A subsequent referral to the Sleep Specialist resulted in a weeks test using an Auto CPAP and mask. A prescription was prepared and I purchase my CPAP and mask. The first week's use was magnificent. AHI less than 1! and snore index less than 1! Now after two months (in winter) A sore throat and blocked nose resulted in an investment in a humidifier. Now I am very happy!
If you have the resources, I recommend that data downloading to allow awareness is so helpful, and access and to this forum has proved invaluable.
So to new or prospective users, I can only say be patient and persist with the therapy.
Cheers and Sleep well! Sleep-well
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good for you! its so nice to hear success stories. i am on my way but not quite there yet (3 weeks into CPAP)
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graeme, good to see you are going so well, diabeties is one of the illness's associated with sleep apnea, I don't think anyone knows which one comes first, I have the feeling it is the sleep apnea. I don't have diabeties, but know like sleep apnea it can not be cured but hopefully treating you sleep apnea may go some way to helping you with your diabeties, good luck.
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Hi graeme,
It's great to hear that you are doing so well.
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Hi Graeme
Well done. I'm a relatively new user myself. Although I would rather not have to wear my CPAP mask, I am so grateful to have it I really don't mind. I think it truly is saving my life . . . as it is yours! Nice going!
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