OSA can be well treated with CPAP therapy, 80% of people affected by it are not diagnosed. Many people are not even aware they have OSA. In most cases, the partner notices the snoring and irregular breathing.
1. Ambulatory studies
Identifying OSA is now a relatively simple process for physicians due to easy-to-use, in-the-home devices. Using the ApneaLink™ screening device, it is simple to determine if patients with diabetes are also at risk of OSA.
2. Overnight screen
A single overnight assessment can provide information on the presence of apneas and flow-limited breathing.
Data from the overnight study are recorded and a report automatically generated that allows a healthcare professional to make an informed diagnosis. A decision can then be made to treat or to undertake further assessment.