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.

Narcolepsy
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 Nicole Purcell
I met a mother recently whose daughter was just recently diagnosed. They've been on the diabetes wagon for about 3 weeks. Mom seems alright, maybe a little overwhelmed and certainly looking tired. I had a meeting with her, set up by a local friend who reads my blog and knows my diabetes story. She thought I could be helpful in assisting with the navigation of diabetes territory. We sat at a table a local coffee shop. I sipped a water while mom got a black coffee. ...