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Old 03-22-2018, 08:31   #1
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Hi All,

First time to these boards, actually any forums in a very very long time.

Type 1 Diabetic on Lantus/Apidra - poor control

I've been searching for a while now on information regarding issues waking up in the morning after having a hypo during the night.

I start work early in the morning, 8 am and it only ever seems to be that I sleep in and am late for work on nights that I've had a hypo during the night, I don't seem to react at all to alarms. I have no issues waking up any other night, it doesn't matter how early or late I go to bed on either a hypo night or non-hypo night I just can't seem to function after a hypo overnight.

Does anyone experience the same issues or could point me in the direction for further information that I could read.

- Wishy

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Old 03-22-2018, 13:42   #2
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Hi All,

First time to these boards, actually any forums in a very very long time.

Type 1 Diabetic on Lantus/Apidra - poor control

I've been searching for a while now on information regarding issues waking up in the morning after having a hypo during the night.

I start work early in the morning, 8 am and it only ever seems to be that I sleep in and am late for work on nights that I've had a hypo during the night, I don't seem to react at all to alarms. I have no issues waking up any other night, it doesn't matter how early or late I go to bed on either a hypo night or non-hypo night I just can't seem to function after a hypo overnight.

Does anyone experience the same issues or could point me in the direction for further information that I could read.

- Wishy
You sound like a candidate for a helper dog. I can certainly see the value of one if you have a lack of sensitivity to low BGs. With me I always wake up in the middle of night before my BGs get too low but many people don't wake up - a helper dog will wake you up as the smell of your breath changes indicating BG issues.

Unfortunately for many a helper dog is outside their economic means and availability fluctuates depending on what region you live but you may want to look in to that.

The other thing worth mentioning, and this is timely. Both my sister and I are Type 1s and she was having issues with high BG levels in the morning. She got a Freestyle Libre and noticed that her BGs were dropping dangerously low during the nights so she started taking her Lantus in the morning instead of at night. This seemed to stop her big lows from happening and stabilized her BGs in the morning close or in the normal range.

I still take Lantus at night as I don't have the same issue but I thought it worth mentioning.

When you refer to "Not in good control?" I don't consider myself in good control either, at least not like some on the forums but then again I'm a type 1 so the "good control" challenges may be a little bit different from a Type 2.

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Is it you cannot wake up, or that you wake up and fall back to sleep?

I've heard of different methods some people use to wake up in the morning, most of which can be expensive.

There are devices you can put in or around your bed that will vibrate your bed as a wake up device. You can also get an adjustable bed that can be set up to incline at a certain time each morning.

I used to have sleeping issues where I would turn my alarm off in my sleep. So I started putting my alarm on LOUD and I have it across the room, so if I want to turn it off, I HAVE to get up.

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