Have you ever thought through what happens with your mood, appetite, sleep, and energy levels for the next 24 hours when you experience elevated blood sugar before bed?
Blood sugar levels that are too high before bed can lead to health issues and low quality sleep.
Strategize to keep your blood sugar levels down at night by first shining a light on your numbers and then variables that influence pre-bedtime blood sugar levels.
You may want to work with a dietitian to help balance your diet and food timing throughout the day to avoid high glucose levels as you sleep. Eating is a necessity, but also an art.
The relationship between sleep and blood glucose is an important one to understand.
- Poor sleep can lead to changes in blood sugar levels, impacting diabetes control.
- Conversely, controlling and regulating your blood sugar levels can help ensure a good night’s sleep.
For the night owls: data in the European Association for the Study of Diabetes suggests links between sleep timing and blood sugar levels. It found that later bedtimes may be directly related to higher blood glucose levels and blood glucose imbalances after meals.
Sleep is the secret sauce to health and blood sugar control. Make sure it’s a priority as you move along in your health journey.
Anytime you need someone who has been coaching thousands of women for better blood sugar control over the last 10 years and living with type 1 diabetes for the last 30, I’d be happy to share all the most impactful tips and strategies.