Diabetes and Sleep

A good nights sleep is very important, especially if you have diabetes. If you arent catching enough Zs, your health and diabetes management can suffer. Here are some great dLife resources to help you count fewer sheep and score more sleep!
Sleep and Diabetes

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Eye Disease
Common disorder linked to heart disease, other vision complications.

Diabetes and Sleep
Not only does sleep rest your body and refresh your mind, but a solid nights sleep is crucial to good diabetes health.

Learn if you are at risk for this sleep disorder, the signs to look for, and what your treatment options are.

Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that, while common, can be very serious. Find out more about this condition and see if you are at risk.

Restless Leg Syndrome
While RLS can be diagnosed in anyone, it has been found that people with type 2 diabetes, especially those with peripheral neuropathy, are particularly susceptible to this disorder. Learn more about this sleep disorder.

No Rest for the Worried

Scott Johnson, a Viewpoints columnist for dLife, writes about overnight lows and how they add to his sleep debt.

Sleep and the 'Betes

dLife columnist Amy Tenderich writes about sleep deprivation and its effect on her diabetes management.

Who's Counting Sheep in Community?
Find other people with diabetes who are dealing with sleep issues and talk about how to catch those Zs!

Queries of Lows and Sleep Woes
Teresa Garnero's answers to reader questions about situations with low blood sugar (hypoglycemia, or a blood glucose less than 70) and sleep issues.

Last Modified Date: November 28, 2012

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by Brenda Bell
Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...
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