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More Sleep Can Help Youth Manage T1DM

Key clinical point: Less sleep for youths with type 1 diabetes mellitus was associated with worse diabetes management and glycemic control.

Major finding: Per mediation analysis, for every additional hour of sleep, HbA1c was reduced by 0.33% and SMBG frequency went up by 0.88.

Study details: A study of 111 children between the ages of 10 and 16 with type 1 diabetes mellitus who wore wrist actigraphs to objectively measure sleep.

Disclosures: The study was supported by American Diabetes Association and cosponsored by the Order of the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation. The authors reported no conflicts of interest.


Frye SS et al. Sleep Med. 2019 Feb 16. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2019.01.043.