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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsDiabetes · 9 years ago

Can you take sleeping pills if you have type 1 diabetes?

I've been suffering from bouts of insomnia for the last few weeks, and it's driving me crazy.

Is it safe for me to take sleeping pills/would a doctor prescribe sleeping pills, even though I have type 1 diabetes?

I occasionally wake up with low blood sugar (not often and not dangerously low, but it has happened before) which is why Im wondering if it's safe for me to take sleeping pills.

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  • Z
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    9 years ago
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    Maybe.

    I'd definitely want someone with me the first night I tried them, to figure out just how tired they make me. And you should definitely run high (at least 150 when you go to bed, not correcting it) when using them. If you have an insulin pump or CGMS, have the person with you the first night make it alarm (by, say, disconnecting it) while you're asleep to see if you wake up to the alarm sounds.

    Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.

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    9 years ago

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