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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.

Citation:

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