Is there anyone out there who has insomnia as well as diabetes? If so how do you keep your sugars under control?

By steph86 Latest Reply 2013-12-28 20:26:41 -0600
Started 2013-12-24 01:01:21 -0600

Im a type 1 diabetic for the past 7 years its extremely hard to keep blood sugars lvl ive developed neuropathy as well as hypoglycemia unawareness which ive already had a low bs siezure 3 mos ago and im being put on the pump as well as a glucose monitor so im desperatly trying to keep better control but major issue is is that i have insomnia i cant sleep until about 3am which causes me to sleep til 12 noon im trying to reset my schedual but its very very difficult any suggestions of what i can do?

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debimzadi 2013-12-28 20:25:10 -0600 Report

I too suffer from insomnia. I alternate with hypersomnia. I was on modafinal but now that I have a T2 diagnosis I am trying to wean off of it. It helps to keep me awake during the day.

I started taking prescribed sleeping meds about 2 months ago with the option of taking them daily. I did that for about a month to get regulated and now I only need them occasionally.

For me there is not much worse than laying awake when I'm dog tired. If I can't sleep after 30 min I get up. And try again in a couple of hours. My doc said it was better to stay up all night than lay there and aggravate myself.

I hope you find a solution. Have you tried OTC meds or natural things like lavendar? I will say that what helped me most was imposing an electronic curfew on myself. Nothing electrical except soft music. And then I journal or meditate. Play with my puzzles or some other non stimulating activity. If I do get up at night electronics are off limits.

Good luck

steph86 2013-12-24 11:54:05 -0600 Report

Ok that make sense not working and waiting on ssi bc of my health complications making me unable to work i just worry bc my endocrinologist does not like me missing normal breakfast and lunch hrs so i feel guilty but that make me feel a little better

jayabee52 2013-12-24 02:15:31 -0600 Report

Unless you have a job for which you must be up at a certain hour I wouldn't worry about the timing of your sleep. I am on disability and frequently go to bed anywhere from 3 to 5 AM most mornings.

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