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Blood Sugar And Sleep Problems: How Blood Sugar Levels Impact Sleep

November is National Diabetes Month and Alaska Sleep Clinic is dedicating this month’s blog posts to raising awareness for diabetic complications and how they correlate with sleep disorders and overall tiredness. SLEEP PROBLEMS AND SNORING MAY PREDICT DIABETES Studies have shown that individuals who consistently have a bad night's sleep are more likely to develop conditions linked to diabetes and heart disease. Loud snoring sleepers (many of whom may have sleep apnea), compared to quiet sleepers, double (2x) their risks of developing certain types of metabolic syndrome(s); including diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure. This likelihood also increased dramatically to 80% in those who found it difficult to fall asleep and to 70% for those who woke up feeling not as refreshed. Blood Sugar and Sleep Problems Sleep can affect your blood sugar levels, and your blood glucose control can also affect your sleep. It’s a vicious cycle. As the amount of sleep decreases, blood sugar increases, escalating the issue. Lack of sleep has been shown to increase blood sugar levels and the risk of diabetic issues. Higher blood sugar means less long-lasting fat metabolism in the night and even Continue reading >>

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  1. Concerned

    I agree. Keep carbohydrate intake between 10 and 14 portions per day (1 portion = 10g carbohydrate), ideally 3 meals x 4 carb portions. uk.sitestat.com/diabetes/we...
    Eat low GI carbs glycemicindex.com/

    Make up the balance of your meals with natural, additive-free, unprocessed protein and fat foods

  2. rajeevpandey100

    Correct & an informed response.

  3. gangadharan_nair

    Desirable blood sugar level:--
    Fasting blood sugar: <100 mg/dL.
    Post-prandial blood sugar (2 hours after taking food): < 140 mg/dL.
    You reduce your blood sugar level by diet, exercise and anti-diabetic medication.
    Undergo HbA1c test. HbA1c is a lab test that shows the average level of blood sugar (glucose) over the previous 3 months. It shows how well you are controlling your diabetes.
    An HbA1c of 5.6% or less is normal.
    The following are the results when the HbA1c is being used to diagnose diabetes:--
    * Normal: Less than 5.7%
    * Pre-diabetes: 5.7% to 6.4%
    * Diabetes: 6.5% or higher
    If you have diabetes, you and your doctor or nurse will discuss the correct range for you. For many people the goal is to keep your level at or below 6.5 - 7%.
    Please also see my blogs on diabetes management and eye sight.


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