Slightly Confused

By kaiya2465 Latest Reply 2011-12-22 18:19:03 -0600
Started 2011-12-03 19:21:13 -0600

Hi Everyone,
I know my BS is way lower being Pre-D but am confused on the link between Pre-D & OSA which I also have. I usually can keep my BS in the 90s but lately it has been running in the 120s & 130s…Could this be caused by not being able to sleep? I have been this way for awhile now, so I am not so sure it was that Latte I posted about…Any thoughts?

33 replies

jigsaw 2011-12-22 18:19:03 -0600 Report

There is info that untreated sleep apnea and the resulting lack of sleep can increase your bg!

jayabee52 2011-12-04 13:19:17 -0600 Report

have you checked out "sleep connect"? Perhaps they have some suggestions for you there.

kaiya2465 2011-12-04 13:47:18 -0600 Report

Yes, but very quiet on that site for some reason…

kaiya2465 2011-12-04 11:47:42 -0600 Report

Bad night last night could not get comfortable, sleep, or even relax…Does anyone know if taking a Vit. D supplement would be of good benefit for sleep?

meowbat 2011-12-07 18:39:20 -0600 Report

potassium & calcium or half a banana and a cup of milk. magnesium is good but can bug your tummy

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-12-06 19:09:04 -0600 Report

How about magnesium? I take it at night for leg cramps and minor tremors. Seems to have helped both. Heck, just go to Walmart, Start at A and pick up one of each bottle and start taking them until you find one that works.
PS So glad you got your BS up today (12-6) and glad a friend was there.

Caroltoo 2011-12-04 12:15:16 -0600 Report

I don't know of any research that says so, but I know I feel better when I take D3 and that sometimes translates into better sleep.

Calcium is the most direct connect to good sleep that I have found for myself. Don't know if it would do it for you.

kaiya2465 2011-12-04 12:36:20 -0600 Report

Caroltoo:: Thank you, at least that gives me a place to start…

Caroltoo 2011-12-04 12:49:02 -0600 Report

Calcium is an old folk remedy: the glass of milk before bed, but I find it works. I frequently also eat a piece of string cheese with my glass of milk. Well, I eat most of it…my 18 pound cat always demands a bite or two.

kaiya2465 2011-12-04 12:56:39 -0600 Report

I've tried warm milk, it did not seem to help. I see my primary Tuesday & will have him check my Vit. D level. I gave him an ear full Friday & told him & I will not play his games. Will see what happens Tuesday I guess. My cat is the same way…lol

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-12-06 19:13:12 -0600 Report

That is because it is only suppose to be 1/2 cup of milk…the other half is Brandy. Repeat every half hour until you go to sleep. You know K, when there are only 2 doctors in the town and the other one won't see you once you are a patient of the first one, maybe giving him an earful might not be the right thing to do! See, I have the choice of about 50 doctors, so it is different for me.

annesmith 2011-12-04 00:06:11 -0600 Report

I had a heck of a time with insomnia for 2 whole years. I had to do more than one thing to fix it. I do know that heavy coffee of any kind, if I drink it past 4pm, is bad for'll keep me up all night then. Melatonin—it has done wonders for me—-I take 3-5mg every night before going to bed. I found a HUGE thing I was doing wrong—eating way too little between 6pm and 11pm—bad I found out…real bad. My blood sugars would drop very very low , then after awhile, my body screamed and said " You are not going to sleep for at least one night!!!" This happened several times…I'd eat breakfast and lunch, skip supper pretty much…thought it would be alright…it sure was not alright. Low blood sugars while I am sleeping almost always wake me up, then I do not go back to sleep, or I don't fall to sleep at all. Also, I found I absolutely can't go to sleep unless I am truly tired..I used to sometimes try to go to bed at 9pm or 10pm—then I would be wide awake all night long, then, the next 2 nights, my whole body would be so far out of kilter by then, I would not sleep then, either…then, the 3rd night, I would CRASH…I hope this all helps…sincerely, ANNE

GabbyPA 2011-12-03 20:58:44 -0600 Report

My crummy sleep patterns are part of my problem. Getting a good solid night sleep is great for your numbers. Also going to bed at the same time and getting up on schedule is good. Those things help a lot.

watson4042 2011-12-03 21:58:14 -0600 Report

have you tried melatonin? it helps me alot.

GabbyPA 2011-12-04 07:48:59 -0600 Report

Yes, I have used it and it works to a degree. I have always been a light sleeper and all kinds of things wake me up. I go to bed the same time most every night and have a morning routine now, that helps. If I can sleep deep, I sleep through the night and it's great. Otherwise, I can wake up ever hour or two and that is annoying!!

watson4042 2011-12-04 11:21:12 -0600 Report

forgot to say that i also use music. i've got a feng shui cd of very relaxing music in addition to the melatonin. it doesn't always work but generally it does.

Caroltoo 2011-12-04 11:24:41 -0600 Report

Yes, I use music all night some nights…a very soothing and meditative CD by Peter Kater (which he sells online at his website…one of his therapeutic elements arrangements…Water is my favorite.)

jayabee52 2011-12-04 13:17:04 -0600 Report

Sometimes when I have trouble sleeping I turn on a "sound machine" I have in my bedroom. I usually turn it to the sound of a light rainstorm. That often relaxes me.

meowbat 2011-12-07 18:48:21 -0600 Report

I found that listening to water has it's own side effects which don't allow for much sleep. but if I watch a tv show or a movie i have memorized 'cause i've seen it 40,000 x's, I'm gone in 60 seconds. listening to native American music helps me a lot

jayabee52 2011-12-03 20:25:35 -0600 Report

I had a crazy work schedule and didn't get enough sleep for a number of years before I was Dx'd with T2, I definitely think that was an element in my devel0ping diabetes So yes it is definitely could be a factor

digitaldoorbell 2011-12-03 20:13:37 -0600 Report

Actually, sleep for a lot of people has a significant impact on diabetes and other health conditions. As you know, we are all biochemically unique and I am reluctant to say what is good or bad for everyone. Lack of sleep can cause or aggravate a number of health conditions. Unfortunately, I was the victim of the prolonged lack of sleep and I do have health conditions now.

Your numbers are still pretty good, but I don't like being that high either. I am almost always in the 90's without medication.

Keep testing (and come back and post).

Caroltoo 2011-12-03 19:34:42 -0600 Report

Sleeplessness is one of the things attributed to being a cause or trigger for Diabetes.

Pain certainly interferes with sleep. Have you tried massage or accupuncture to relieve the pain?

A good sleep routine of calming for about an hour before bed also helps with sleep and with pain.

kaiya2465 2011-12-03 19:48:42 -0600 Report

I have a nice before bedtime routine. Massage yes, Accupncture…no way, it's all I can do to poke my fingers.

Caroltoo 2011-12-03 19:52:12 -0600 Report

Oh, interesting response. I had mine before diabetes and didn't make that connection. Actually, it does feel much different. It's not painful, just a little tingle.

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