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Having Trouble Sleeping?

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by maitai, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. maitai

    maitai Type 2 · Member

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    I've been on metformin (1000mg/day) for a week (was also diagnosed a week ago!) My BG numbers have come down significantly! I went from 7-8 mmol/L and now my BG levels go nowhere higher than 6.5 (they usually stay around the high 4s and 5s).

    But ever since my numbers have been hitting these lower numbers i've been having trouble falling asleep... It started happening 3 days ago. Where i'd toss and turn but be EXTREMELY tired, i'd eventually pass out but I don't even remember sleeping?? -If that makes any sense.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Any tips and tricks?

    also, i'm not taking any other meds! Just been on the pills and changed my diet drastically (haven't been on a consistent workout schedule, i'm working on it though!)
    #1 maitai, Aug 3, 2018 at 11:46 AM
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2018
  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    It's more likely to be the change in diet. Our bodys get so used to running on high levels of glucose that a change in diet lowering these makes the body complain a little. The recent switch back to higher temperatures and the stress of diagnosis may add to your sleep disturbance.
    Metformin isn't something that I associate with sleep problems and it is a drug that is cumulative so one week of taking it isn't likely to be the root cause. Having said all that, if your problem persists then I suggest you see your GP or DN.
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