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My name is rosebud1 here! I go to bed at night and at first I don't have a problem ,But as soon as I cover up and roll over I get this burning feeling all over then after that goes away I get leg cramps in the calf. :confused:Can anyone give me some ideas that may help!:)
 

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what is your sugar level number before bed?
 
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welcome Rosebud :) it's probably a good idea to discuss it with your doc if you haven't already done so. There are a few conditions you can get... I'm thinking it could be either neuropathy or restless leg syndrome that you have... but I'm no doc. I occasionally get nerve pain in my foot at night... usually with covers on... take the cover off and I'm fine. But I do notice if my BGL is higher that's when I get the pain. So keeping BGLs down is the key to making yourself feel better. Sometimes it's hard to do though if unwell. Are you on any meds to control your diabetes at all? If you're on metformin at all it depletes you of magnesium which can of course give you muscle cramps... take a supplement. You've come to the right place for support and info. Keep us posted on how you're doing.
 

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welcome Rosebud :) it's probably a good idea to discuss it with your doc if you haven't already done so. There are a few conditions you can get... I'm thinking it could be either neuropathy or restless leg syndrome that you have... but I'm no doc. I occasionally get nerve pain in my foot at night... usually with covers on... take the cover off and I'm fine. But I do notice if my BGL is higher that's when I get the pain. So keeping BGLs down is the key to making yourself feel better. Sometimes it's hard to do though if unwell. Are you on any meds to control your diabetes at all? If you're on metformin at all it depletes you of magnesium which can of course give you muscle cramps... take a supplement. You've come to the right place for support and info. Keep us posted on how you're doing.
Yes I have been to my doctor about it ! He doesn't seem to be concerned about it as my blood sugar AHIC is just under 7.. 6.9My night time sugars good after dinner I seem to have them go up in the morning sometimes and thats after a night of leg cramps. Thanks for the help:)
 

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what is your sugar level number before bed?
They are around 7.4 2hours after dinner which is when I go to bed. I try to keep to my diet :)Walk twice a day.

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Diabetis type 2 runs in my family my father got it at age 79 I was 58 I did have gestation at age 28 and it didnt come back till age 58.I take Metformin 500 mg 3 times a day .
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I had a better day today walked down to the beach and back feel good right now I will let you know how my night went in the am I will try sleeping with less covers on see if that makes a diffrence.
 

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I found 600 mg of alpha-lopaic (SP) acid twice a day helped with the burning feet
 

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Are you getting enough: Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium?

I realized after my first Charley Horse, EVER (at age almost-54!) that I had skipped my whey protein shakes all week -- and they are a big source of all 3 ... almonds are good for Mg, too!
 

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Are you getting enough: Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium?

I realized after my first Charley Horse, EVER (at age almost-54!) that I had skipped my whey protein shakes all week -- and they are a big source of all 3 ... almonds are good for Mg, too!
Thanks Foxl I will try the whey protein shakes which brand do you Buy?
 

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I like designer whey but my husband likes Gold Standard -- which is cheap and readily available locally. Read labels of course ...
 

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Hi Everyone
My name is rosebud1 here! I go to bed at night and at first I don't have a problem ,But as soon as I cover up and roll over I get this burning feeling all over then after that goes away I get leg cramps in the calf. :confused:Can anyone give me some ideas that may help!:)
You might benefit by going to a sleep specialist.
 

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Thanks FoxI

I had the weirds thing happen last night to bed no leg cramps ,but woke up after I fell out of bed.... Sore arm and face and side this morning .
 

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... are you using insulin? Basals (Lev, Lantus) can cause odd dreams / sleep activities, if your dose a little too high. Look up Somogyi effect ... not proven.

But I have WILD, VIVID, dreams, if my Levemir dose is high --OR -- if I have just increased it.
 
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... are you using insulin? Basals (Lev, Lantus) can cause odd dreams / sleep activities, if your dose a little too high. Look up Somogyi effect ... not proven.

But I have WILD, VIVID, dreams, if my Levemir dose is high --OR -- if I have just increased it.
I didn't know that! gosh something else to interfere with my sleep... I take Lantus. I do dream a lot actually come to think of it when I do sleep.
 

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I observed it the first time I used insulin, and each time I have increased the dose. Some of it is probably false hypo .... and I have seen the same observation from other people on forums ... AND, it is listed in the Levemir package insert as a side effect. So much small print!
 

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I observed it the first time I used insulin, and each time I have increased the dose. Some of it is probably false hypo .... and I have seen the same observation from other people on forums ... AND, it is listed in the Levemir package insert as a side effect. So much small print!
Thanks FoxI I do not take insulin !

metformi:confused:n, and glucnorm only
 

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I've experienced leg cramps in the past, and it wasn't only at night. Do you experience leg cramps at any other time?

For me, the cause was dehydration. I'd suggest grinking a generous glass of water before going to bed.
I will try and take in more water. :)
 

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I occasionaly get those calf cramps especially early in the morning. It seems if I roll over and stretch the wrong way a cramp starts and hurts like the dickens. I have started to take calcium before bed. I know it is not bg related because my bgs are usually under 100. I know there a lots of old wives tales about placing bars of soap under sheets, eating things with a lot of vinegar like mustard or taking some quinine water.
 
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