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Blood sugars can be affected by the length/amount of sleep. How long do you sleep for and how well? This is a multiple choice poll.

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I have it on good authority that my T2 was 'brought on' and is directly linked to my Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (managed with a CPAP machine since 2011), Lumber Spinal Stenosis with osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia - which often means I suffer from extended periods of Insomnia broken by compelled periods, days or weeks of fretful, unrefreshing sleep 'intermittently urgent' sleep meaning I tend to doze off anywhere and everywhere at the drop of a hat! Yes. my sugars are definitely affected by my sleep.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to Reykua

I'm sorry to hear that you have sleep apnea. My dad's best friend from his college days has sleep apnea and also is a type 2 Diabetic. Along with the CPAP machine, what else does your doctor suggest for you to do?

Could it be that abnormal insulin levels affect sleep?

Because I have restless legs syndrome I feel it might be a side effect of prediabetes which I have. My legs are dry and itchy which also contributes to being unable to sleep properly.

yeza
yeza
in reply to RoadRunner44

Try using magnesium oil on your legs ... it really helps. Add to some body lotion as if you are low in magnesium it seems to "prick" or "sting" a bit.

RoadRunner44
RoadRunner44
in reply to yeza

Hi,

Thanks for your suggestion. I've never heard of magnesium oil. Is it difficult to get?

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I get an hour or less per night due to pain, it's awful. How are you feeling tonight? Lynne xxxx

It shouldn't be ... bought over the counter in South Africa

Like a log !

HOBIEONE
HOBIEONE
in reply to HOBIEONE

After a days work, or out on the bike its better. As soon as my head hits the pillow am out.

In the UK if you sleep like a log, its well & like a log. The uk has some odd sayings.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to HOBIEONE

Itโ€™s like the saying: as snug as a bug in a rug.๐Ÿ˜€

Dead right Activity. We have some strange sayings over here. I hope we both have a better week this week. How is the pesky cold ?

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to HOBIEONE

All better! I just got back from working.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

You okay?

I have done a small job today & feel better for it. Day off tomorrow. I should not have said that ?

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to HOBIEONE

Itโ€™s okay!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

Almost dinner time here soon.

I am T2 just started Slow release metformin, blood sugars average 7.4 to 8 in the mornings for years my sleep has been poor I think the higher my blood sugar the worse it is, I have trouble getting to sleep often for hours but I am very tired, I get restless tossing about, fisting my fingers banging my legs, sometimes cannot get still even in sleep until I go into deep sleep. If I have eaten late it seems to be worse

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to JTre

Have you talked with your doctor about the sleep/leg issues?

JTre
JTre
in reply to Activity2004

Yes he just asked if I wanted sleeping pills which I declined the diabetic nurse had no heard of diabetes causing sleep issues

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to JTre

If blood sugars are higher during the night, sometimes, I have trouble with sleeping through the night. What have your blood sugars been recently? Did you have a bedtime snack?

JTre
JTre
in reply to Activity2004

I do. When I canโ€™t get to sleep I get a snack so I will stop that if I could sleep i would not snack if I could get to sleep I would not do so. I have a rare glass of wine and no desserts

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to JTre

How much wine do you have (if you have it )? Sometimes, wine can keep a person awake.

JTre
JTre
in reply to Activity2004

One glass dry white wine when I am out with friends but mostly none - I feel rather boring these days ๐Ÿ˜ณ I am careful with foods and only small portions

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to JTre

I donโ€™t drink anything that has alcohol in it since I have to take anticonvulsants during the day and before bedtime at night with my snack.

JTre
JTre
in reply to JTre

Sorry missed your question about my blood sugar levels first thing in the morning they vary between 6.8 and 8.2 mostly in the 7โ€™s. I take 500 mg of slow release metformin in the morning and 2x500 mg around 6 pm

JTre
JTre
in reply to JTre

I donโ€™t know if these levels are good or bad ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to JTre

I will let you know in a minute.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

JTre
JTre
in reply to Activity2004

Thank you

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to JTre

122 mg/dl is good and 147 mg/dl is a little high. Has your doctor said anything about this?

No I am away from home at the moment I will be back home mid December and will probably see the diabetic nurse for a 3 month blood test hb?1c. (I forget the exact name/number)

I will cease evening snacks and see if that helps. Thank you for your support.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to JTre

Only eat less for a snack if you have higher numbers. More if lower.

I will. I am not overweight, I am very active and fit for my age 68

My father was an undiagnosed diabetic for years and he lost his sight

So I assume it is genetic with me๐Ÿฅด

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to JTre

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Would you like to have me send you a message on HU before I have to go get dinner tonight?

JTre
JTre
in reply to Activity2004

No you get dinner I am fine thank you again

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to JTre

Thank you! Talk to you soon.๐Ÿ˜€