The Connections Between Sugar, Poor Sleep, and Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you already know that you need to keep a very close eye on how much sugar you eat. It’s the one food that most reliably raises blood sugar, and it is highly associated with obesity, to boot. What may be less obvious is the link between sugar consumption and sleep quality. […]

10 Ways to Avoid Overnight High Blood Sugar

My biggest challenge when it comes to managing my blood sugars is the overnight hours. I know it is largely in part to the fact that I am a nighttime eater, consuming most of my calories after 7 pm. But I have also done some investigating and noticed my blood sugars naturally rise around 9-10 […]

The Importance of Sleep Health for Diabetes

Everyone who lives with diabetes knows that the cornerstones of successful management include insulin therapy, strict monitoring of one’s diet, exercise, and managing stress. But another, lesser-known key element to good diabetes management is sleep health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 1 in 3 Americans don’t get enough sleep. […]

Waking up with My Sleep Cycle

This content originally appeared on Type 1 Writes. Republished with permission.The one problem that I have been trying to solve for the better part of last year is why I often find myself feeling so tired. Despite getting a solid 7-9 hours of sleep each night, I was waking up most mornings feeling like I had gotten […]