Home | Links | Contact Us | Top 50 | News | Bookmark
Find a drug:
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   #  

Health Forum    Diabetes
Health Discussion Forum

 Can the person who is suffering from diabetes live a long life provided he manages to keep him healthy?

 Can you get diabetes at age 18?
Or at an age earlier than that? What is the average age-range that people get diabetes?...

 I keep waking up with my head on the desk?
Darn sugar. I'm soooooooooooooooo sleepy. Why do I love it so?...

 i went to go take my glucose test and my results were high?
i didn't ask how high they were, but the doctor said i have to go back and do a 3 hour test!! now this time shes telling me to go in the morning and i cant eat anything after midnight. last time ...

 Is there something you can eat to LOWER blood surgar levels?
My mom is not a diabetic, but after eating she said she didn't feel good, I took her glucose level which is 143. As I'm hypoglycemic I know how to RAISE levels thru eating, but is there ...

 what is the difference from diabetic socks and regular ones?

 fasting for two weeks?
my friend is making a dumb decision and decided to fast for two weeks and work out (sit ups, jumping jacks, lunges, etc.) she wants to lose a certain amount of weight in two weeks, and this is what ...

Help, what is it?...

 Diabetes and Pregnancy?
I have type 1 diabetes, i've had it for the past 9 and a half years, i'm 22 now and i am considering having children in the near future. i was just wondering if any women who have diabetes ...

 what do i do to come off lantus if im switching to a different insulin?

 Is diabetes caused genetically? ?
I thought it was caused by a virus which made us have diabetes beacuse we had a faulty gene!!!
Could someone please help thanks xx =]...

 my doctor did a blood test and it said i didn't have diabetes so what now?
my symptoms really dizzy to the point where i throw up or pass out / nearly pass out really really hungry and if i don't it every 1/2 an hour i feel sick the doctor just did a normal blood test ...

 Is there a cure for Diabetes?
i need to know if theres a cure for daibetes
(the answer is for my mom not for me)...

 Is my wife not properly treating her diabetes?
My wife, 25, has type 1 diabetes. She has a pump that gives her insulin throughout the day. However, every night she eats a bowl of ice cream with fudge on top of it. I'm talking every night. ...

 Do artificial sweeteners cause an insulin spike?
Like Splenda, aspartame, or sucralose
Additional Details
Yamster, why is it bad that's artificial? I mean everybody eats artificial stuff. There's additive flavors and colors ...

 I need blood work done, where should I go?

 I'm diabetic and need to take needles onto the airplane?

 Diabetes question with using meter?
I am trying to check my glucose to see if I may have diabetes because I can not afford to go to the doctor at the moment. I want to start charting how I feel and what my glucose level means. I can ...

 Is losing weight a symptom of TYPE II Diabetes? not type 1. Type 2?
i peed a lot
i used to be thirsty alot

and then 3 weeks later these symptoms disappeared (went away)

the funny thing is i'm not even overweight and i'm NOT LOSI...

 why cant diabetics use heating pads?
i was reading myheating pad label b.c. i was bored and like its says they cant use it

ne one know why?...

What will happen if my blood sugar falls really low while I'm asleep?
I'm a diabetic of course and I take multiple shots throughout the day and one before bed. When I'm awake I can tell if my sugar is to low or to high and get it back to normal. So I was just wondering what will or could happen if it falls to low while I'm asleep.

my husband is a type 1. he's gone too low at night & had a variety of reactions. he's gone low enough to be all sweaty & woke up on his own (body can sometimes suddenly release sugar on its own to help you if it has any in storage). he's also gone low & not woke up...lowest reading was about 10 once. i've found him many times & given him honey or glucagon depending on what we had. if you're married or have company, then suggest you have that person learn what signs come with low readings & what to do about them in case you go low & don't catch it yourself. going too low & staying there can cause brain damge. my husband has seizures if he goes too low or too high. he has brain damage but in his case could be from a couple of causes, as he has multiple conditions.

Larry R
From experience with my grandmother, you'll just not wake up on your own. I'd say to eat something high in protein with some bread before bed - like a peanutbutter sandwich. If your sugar drops out, you'll be too out of it to wake up on your own, and unless you live with someone who will notice the issue and call for help - you may actually NEVER wake up - ie die.

Hopefully that will not happen to you or very often. It has happened to me a few times before. I actually do wake up, probably not because I know I have low blood sugar, I usually wake up because I am very hot and sweaty, then when I am awake I realize that my blood sugar is low. I usually eat something right away, and then check. To me I rather eat something first rather then wait a moment longer to eat something. This is probably not going to happen with everyone but also I think sometimes you can wake up with higher numbers if your sugar dips low during the night and then your body releases storage of sugar. I forgot what it is called, but that is always a possibility as well.

Possible diabetic coma or death unless discovered

Roger K
It is hard to know for certain.

You are right that you can go low during the night. Depends on various factors that may vary daily: amount of exercise or activity in the evening - even just a walk, or yard work, snow shoveling - whatever. Obviously the amount of insulin vs. the amount of carbs at dinner will greatly affect the level overnight.

This happens to me occasionally, and I always wake up. I keep a roll of glucose tablets on the shelf next to my bed, and take several of those.

I assume that you measure you blood sugar right before you go to bed. Over time, you will get a good idea of what bedtime value may eventually mean trouble later at night. A small snack of protein heavy items may be helpful. A dietitian in my endocrinologist's office once suggested a half graham cracker with peanut butter on it before exercise. That same thing may be helpful for you if your blood sugar measures somewhat low before bed.

You could wake up in a sweat, shaking, very fuzzy headed, with your heart pounding. You might not wake up at all.

The best way to prevent this is to have 15 to 20 complex carbs with either protein or fat just before you go to bed. Peanut butter on one slice of whole wheat toast is a good source.

The complex carbs will help keep your blood sugar up at a safe level and the fat or protein will slow down the digestion enough to help it last for longer, so you are safer.

This is what my diabetes nurse AND my endocrinologist both recommended for me and it works.

You should also keep a bottle of glucose tablets right beside your bed, where you can reach them, just in case you need them. In fact, its a good idea to have a few of them out in a small dish, in case you are too weak to open the bottle. (I know this from experience).

You should always carry glucose tablets with you too. Have them in your pocket, your backpack, or messenger bag, or your testing kit. Its vital that you always have a meter on hand to test, and glucose tablets to treat a low. If you forget the glucose tablets, lifesavers or other regular candy will do. So would orange juice, but glucose works faster and its very portable.

Good luck!


Egyptian pharmacist
Well don't worry very much . This is very unlikely to happen since your body won't consume too much sugar while you're sleeping anyway and surely you take your meals as advised by your physician so don't worry.

Look , a hypoglycemic coma have some symptoms the body make to warn you of it like :
- Rapid heart beat and palpitation
- Sweating , trembling and shaking
- Feeling cold

So sleep is also affected by low blood-sugar levels. You'll have a difficulty getting any sleep at all . So don't worry.

 Enter Your Message or Comment

User Name:  
User Email:   
Post a comment:

Large Text
Archive: All drugs - Links - Forum - Forum - Forum - Medical Topics
Drug3k does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 0.014
Copyright (c) 2013 Drug3k Friday, February 12, 2016
Terms of use - Privacy Policy