All About Sleep
WRITTEN BY: BT1 Editorial Team
This content was made possible with support from Medtronic Diabetes, an active partner of Beyond Type 1 at the time of publication
Are you getting enough sleep?
While sleep is absolutely crucial for all people and lack of sleep is linked to a number of chronic health problems (heart disease, risk of stroke and depression to name a few), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than a third of adults in the United States still do not get enough rest. For people with diabetes, sleep (and lack thereof) can directly affect blood sugar levels and overall physical and mental health and well-being.
Here, you’ll find resources and personal stories from our community related to sleep and the importance of prioritizing a good nighttime routine. Take note of some tips and tricks for getting the best out of every night of rest. Diabetes requires extra attention and often results in sleep lost, but with good preparation and habits, tackling each night can be easier you think!
T1D, Sleep + AnxietyDave reflects on his support system and the other tools that help him cope with any anxiety he experiences surrounding his type 1 diabetes.MORE
A Parent’s Worry with T1DAmy and her son share a bond in the fact that they both have type 1. She talks about the challenges that bond brings, especially when it comes to issues with sleep.MORE
Love + Lost SleepLisa talks about what it means to love someone with type 1 diabetes and the ways her sleep in particular has at times been impacted by anxiety about her husband Matt's condition.MORE
I Can’t SleepYou wonder if it’s true — that this diagnosis is not your fault. You know it’s stupid, but you feel it. How can you not about the person you grew inside of you? He didn’t ask for this. You ask...MORE
One mom discusses her reaction to seeing her son wearing his Omnipod and Dexcom together for the first time.
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You wonder if it’s true — that this diagnosis is not your fault. You know it’s stupid, but you...