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Diabetes 101: Importance of Sleep

by IBD Medical on May 02, 2024

Importance of sleep in diabetes

Sleep is crucial for maintaining good health, and it plays an especially important role in managing diabetes. Here are some reasons why sleep is essential for people with diabetes:


  1. Blood sugar control: When we sleep, our bodies release hormones that help regulate blood sugar levels. A lack of sleep can disrupt this process and cause blood sugar levels to rise, which can be particularly dangerous for people with diabetes.
  2. Insulin sensitivity: Getting enough sleep can help improve insulin sensitivity, which means your body can use insulin more effectively. This can help lower blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of complications associated with diabetes.
  3. Weight management: Poor sleep is associated with weight gain, which can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In addition, excess weight can make it more difficult to manage blood sugar levels.
  4. Stress management: Lack of sleep can increase stress levels, which can make it harder to manage diabetes. Stress can cause blood sugar levels to rise and can also make it harder to stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine.
  5. Overall health: Getting enough sleep is essential for overall health and wellbeing. Poor sleep is associated with a wide range of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and depression, which can all be more common in people with diabetes.

In summary, getting enough sleep is critical for managing diabetes and reducing the risk of complications. People with diabetes should aim to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night and prioritise good sleep habits, such as avoiding caffeine and electronics before bed, and creating a comfortable sleep environment.

Here is the our community member "Andi Balog" talking about importance if sleep:


Andi's instagram: @thet1dnutritionist

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Please remember, it is important to consult with a doctor or diabetes healthcare professional for personalised advice and guidance on how to manage diabetes. 

Remember to always seek advice from your medical practitioner before changing anything about your diabetes management. The above information is not medical advice.


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