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How Can Type 1 Diabetes Affect Sleep?

We all know the miserable after-effects of a poor night’s sleep. Unfortunately, that dreary, frazzled, anxious state can be a more common reality for for someone with Type 1 diabetes. Doctors at the Sleep Disorders Program at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center estimate that 40-50% of people with diabetes complain of poor sleep. And getting a good night’s rest can help in blood glucose management as well as overall health. So what should you watch out for if you have Type 1? And how can you better your odds of a good night’s rest? Here are the most common sleeping disorders that you may be faced with and some basic advice on how to maintain healthy sleep hygiene. Sleep Apnea A person with sleep apnea stops and starts breathing repeatedly while asleep, preventing them from achieving deeper states of sleep. Warning signs of sleep apnea include: daytime drowsiness excessive nighttime snoring There are two kinds of sleep apnea – Obstructive sleep apnea – occurs when the upper airway or throat region narrows, oxygen levels decrease, and eventually the brain triggers a response to wake the person up (at least enough to take a full breath and reopen the airway). Central Continue reading >>

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  1. franchyxo

    Glucose In Urine

    Good morning everyone , I did a urine test today and my results was that I have 500 mg of glucose in the urine. I don't want to be diagnosed with diabetes but can you guys help me how to get rid of glucose in my urine. I am very dismayed and so disappointed.

  2. Triv

    Hello and welcome franchyxo,
    I'd see my doctor for a diagnosis and help if needed.
    Triv

  3. Seagal

    Welcome franchyxo. I would check with the doctor that ordered the test and see if he would agree you should drink more water.

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