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Machine: ResMed AirSence 10
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: HumidAire (Built-in)
CPAP Pressure: APAP 12.8-15 EPR 3 (cmH2O)
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ramp off

Sex: Male
Location: Brighton Colorado

Post: #11
RE: Low Blood Sugar
(03-30-2016 07:21 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  That is odd that the flow limit isn't limited at all during that mess of events.

It could be false events caused by something else. An event is not flagged unless it happens for 10 seconds or more. The flow rate is our breathing in and breathing out. No breath equals a flat-ish line there. The machine sends out pulses and the "echo" from it determines how wide the airway is (or is not). If the echo is a certain way, then the machine knows it is an obstructive event. If it is another way, it knows it is a central/clear airway event. Basically in a nutshell back of napkin kind of thing. As I understand it, Flow limit is when the flow is choked down and there's a limitation to that flow. Such as a hypopnea or an OA event. If the flow limitation is not there, it could be the machine detected the echo and said "airway is closed" and flagged the event. But the flow rate didn't notice any change. However, that many false events? It could be possible I guess.

Keep in mind, this is how my weird mind understands how all this works. I could be wrong! Just don't ask me to explain how to hold your tongue right or what the heckaroni the minute vent is.

I am wondering if the tremors, sweating, or altered breathing from the Hypoglycemic event could have created something similar to Sleep wake junk? I was hoping another diabetic in the forum would know

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03-30-2016 10:12 PM
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Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Dreamwear
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CPAP Pressure: 9-12.6
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Minneapolis

Post: #12
RE: Low Blood Sugar
Hypoglycemia can affect breathing, which in turn, results in the machine altering pressures. MOST of the time, my brother's occasional bouts of hypoglycemia make NO DIFFERENCE. Other times, the pressure can be much higher or lower than usual. He does not have apnea, but reduced lung function so results may not compare with yours.
03-31-2016 11:25 AM
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