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Re: [IP] INSOMINIA....LOWS



    My sleep is laborious at times. I have even awakened to find that I am
more tired than when I went to sleep. When I first got diabetes I was waking
up to go to the bathroom often. Now I wake up because my shoulder hurts or
my hip hurts or something else hurts.
    We could use a new mattress, but I have to pay down some bills first. I
don't want to settle for another cheap mattress like last time.
    I just started pumping this month and my last A1c was 8.1. I have poor
sleep now whether I am high low or just right. I have found that certain
exercise helps a little.
    When I wake up tired I can't get motivated and long for a nap to
rejuvenate. Then I'll try to take a short nap only to wake up sore. Such an
repetitive cycle eh?
    I have never slept like a rock but slept well before the big D. I can't
blame all of my sleep problems on diabetes, but I have a feeling that some
of them are caused by physiological changes and it is a contributing factor
to poor sleep.

Cody S. Alderson
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Walker" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2002 9:40 PM
Subject: [IP] INSOMINIA....LOWS


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> Anybody have an experience with insominia? Ever since I've had DM my
quality
> of sleep has suffered with problems of getting to sleep and staying
asleep. My
> Hba1c has been in the 5.x range for the last year. Somebody suggested on
the
> DiabetesStation.com chat room that this may due to having low blood sugar
and
> I should have some glucose if I test presleep at 100 or less. So after
talking
> to my CDE I wanted to lower my basals during my sleep time to reduce my
> chances of waking up prematurely. Another piece of advice I got was to
check
> my sugars right before going to sleep. I have had some success by reducing
my
> usual basal rate of 0.3 units Novolog per hour down to 0.2 units per hour.
> About a year ago my work schedule changed from days to nights so now I
work
> three and a half 12 hours shifts from 7 pm to 7 am. I don't like this
night
> work in general and hope to get back to a normal sleep schedule in the
near
> future.
> David
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