By SergioG Latest Reply 2014-01-01 11:55:22 -0600
Started 2013-12-31 09:08:47 -0600

How important is staying on a routine meal schedule to a T1? How about sleep, how important is sleep and is there any correlation to sleep affecting BGL?

Tags: bgl

11 replies

jaydoubleyou23 2014-01-01 11:55:22 -0600 Report

Extremely. Especially when you're on syringes. It's more of a flexible thing when you're on a pump but you still should have three meals a day and a decent sleep schedule.

denipink57 2014-01-01 02:23:30 -0600 Report

routine and sleep are as critical as drinking enuf water daily. routine or schedule focuses your activity so you are making the best of your time. sleep regenerates. lack of sleep causes all kinds of health problems.

Type1Lou 2013-12-31 16:48:18 -0600 Report

It depends on what regimen you are using to control your blood sugars. I've been on a pump since 2011 but was on MDI (multiple daily injections) of Novolog and Lantus prior to that. I found that I was able to skip meals without a problem on both MDI and with the pump. Prior to MDI, I was on 2 shots of NPH insulin and was more tied to the clock and could not skip meals without risking a low BG episode.

SergioG 2013-12-31 21:31:09 -0600 Report

My daughter is on novolog and lantus. Seems like if she is not kept on a routine schedule she gets stubborn highs…thanks Lou

Type1Lou 2014-01-01 09:11:35 -0600 Report

For years my MDI worked well but then in 2010, I started having problems with frequent lows. My PCP was handling my diabetes at that time and kept increasing my Lantus dose which did not help. I finally requested an endo referral and the endo actually decreased my Lantus, changed it from evening to morning and re-educated me about carb counting, ratios and sliding scales…all of which helped. After 9 months under her care, I opted to pump. I had resisted pumping for years and am now so sorry I waited so long. Have you considered a pump for your daughter? How old is she? As our bodies change, we continually have to adapt our diabetes management tactics.

steph86 2013-12-31 12:57:36 -0600 Report

I have the same issue with the struggle of routine mainly BC of my living situation with living with people on a night sched instead of a daytime sched its challenging

jayabee52 2013-12-31 12:39:20 -0600 Report

it seems that most anything affects one's BGL, either will raise it or will lower it.

Since you need to be on a routine for injections (unless you are a pumper) it would be a good thing to be on a schedule for eating as well.

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