Lack of sleeping can cause diabetes

17/02/2015 17:39

A new study was launched that indicates that lack of sleep may cause development of diabetes!

Blood sugar levels will increase as a consequnce of sleeping less than recommended. Current recommendation is 7-8 hours of sleep per night. If that cannot be achieved you should take shorter naps during the day, allowing your body to rest fully.

Why do blood sugar rise?

This is due to fact that your body is too exausthed to successfully control blood sugar levels which will cause spikes. Your pancreas gets exausthed too and therefore must rest when you rest. If you do not rest enough your pancreas will work overtim and not be so effective. Less insulin will be produced as a consequence.

Which are normal blood sugar levels?

This information can be verfified at this url Simply navigate to this page and verify this information. So, how to avoid problems? Well, obviously you should sleep more and exercise more. Do not overdo yourself though. You need rest - it is very important. 

With regular self-control blood sugar can advance to avoid acute disorder of metabolism and protect against the effects of diabetic diseases. Self-control is particularly important for diabetics who inject insulin, whereas, on the basis of the measured values to determine insulin dose.

It is particularly important that values you enter in the diary on periodic evaluations show the doctor.

The benefits of blood sugar levels self-control:

  •      protection against hypoglycemia and hyperglycemic deviations
  •      a better understanding and control of diabetes,
  •      insight into the interdependence of metabolism,
  •      awareness of the impact of physical activity, hormonal influences and stress on blood sugar
  •      a better understanding of the necessary steps,
  •      closer cooperation and greater confidence in the advisory group for diabetes,
  •      shared responsibility for the treatment,
  •      better quality of life due to increased security in their free time, during holidays and sport
  •      better career prospects
  •      longer life expectancy due to avoided the consequences of diabetes.

The frequency of the measurement of blood sugar depends on the treatment of diabetes.
In addition, blood sugar control over shorter time periods in "exceptional cases", for example. and suspicion of hyperglycemia or. ketoacidosis, in diseases with fever, vomiting or diarrhea as well as significant deviations from the normal daily rhythm (eg. shift work, leave with a time lag).