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Ten Tips to a Better Night's Sleep

People with diabetes are prone to sleep issues. Whether it's disruption of sleep due to powerful medications; complications such as neuropathy or restless leg syndrome; or your typical blood sugar high or low that wakes you in the middle of the night, a good night's sleep can sometimes be difficult to accomplish.

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Reviewed by Joy Pape, RN, BSN, CDE, WOCN, CFNC. 9/12


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