Type 1 Diabetes And Sleep Disorders: 4 Tips To Avoid Hypoglycemia

If you live with type 1 diabetes, there are a few tricks to keep in mind. First, you should avoid a rude awakening after a long sleep! 

Follow our 4 tips to stay in bed late with a clear conscience, even with diabetes mellitus 1, and avoid hypoglycemia at night.

Everyone has their sleep rhythm, with their times and habits. But on weekends, sleeping late is simply part of the routine for most! 

Don’t worry: sleeping late and type 1 diabetes can go hand in hand, even if regular medication and blood glucose checks are required.

1. Know your sleep patterns to avoid hypoglycemia

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Listen to your sleep needs! How many hours do you usually need to get a good night’s rest? What impact can stress or fatigue have on this cycle? Does your weekend rhythm require you to adjust your habits?

In addition, monitoring blood glucose levels at night – primarily through continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) – can provide valuable information and help prevent nocturnal hypoglycemia with type 1 diabetes

Don’t hesitate to discuss this topic with your doctor or diabetes educator, who can advise you to adjust your therapy or even recommend the appropriate bedtime snack before a long night.