People with diabetes tend to feel tired during the day and sleep poorly at night. They may also be more likely to resort to comfort foods during the day, which exacerbates the problem. Diabetics also often take insulin or other blood sugar medication which can affect blood sugar levels and disrupt sleep.
Research also indicates a possible link between the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and sleep deprivation. A good night’s sleep is important for recharging our bodies, regulating weight, and ensuring a healthy immune system.
Type-2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease, involves an intolerance to sugar. People with this type of diabetes usually have high levels of sugar (glucose) in their blood. Their bodies also have a problem producing enough insulin, a hormone that helps convert sugar/glucose into energy. That’s why diabetics often lack energy and feel lethargic.
Haym Salomon Home For Nursing & Rehabilitation in Brooklyn NY sees many patients with diabetes and is experienced at providing wound care, podiatry for them and treating the condition. Our friendly staff provide emotional support as well as a range of restorative therapies, including physical therapy. We understand the links between diabetes and sleep and tailor our medical care programs to individual needs.
If you or your loved one need nursing care and rehab, contact us or walk in to talk to us and see our facilities. We are here to answer all your questions. Let us know your concerns. Our Admissions and finance team are here to smooth out any issues you may have.