Diabetes & Sleep Disorders

November 26, 2019 | Smart-Fill

Did you know that sleep disorders are more common in people with diabetes? Along with other unwanted effects from diabetes, your patients may have issues with sleep apnea, insomnia, and restless leg syndrome. As one of their most accessible members of their healthcare team, your monthly conversations provide a great opportunity to discuss this common issue.

Sleephelp.org is an excellent resource for sleep-help education. Their Diabetes and Sleep page could be a helpful tool for you, your team, and your patients. The article breaks down diabetes, how sleep can be affected, and how to combat those effects.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Now would be a great time to post a note on your Facebook page—or any other social media site your store utilizes—to offer a resource for your current and future patients. We suggest something like:

Does diabetes cause sleep problems for you or a loved one? Check out this great resource to learn more about diabetes effects on sleep:

As we continue through Diabetes Awareness Month, like or share this post to help spread the word.

Another great resource for Diabetes Awareness Month is our Smart-Take on type 2 diabetes. Download this free resource to use as a training tool for your employees and an educational tool for your patients. Along with general information, the handout also details complications associated with type 2 diabetes and management tips to help patients diagnosed with the disease. If you send us your store’s logo, we’ll even customize the handout for you—for free!


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