Sleep and Diabetes
Current evidence shows that type 2 diabetes is often related to, perhaps in some cases, even caused by poor sleep.
Studies have indicated that sleep deprivation disrupts glucose metabolism. This is the process the body uses to regulate blood sugar levels and turn that sugar into energy. When healthy glucose functions are disrupted like this, it can affect your body’s sensitivity to, and tolerance of glucose, which negatively affects your blood sugar levels, and can eventually lead to diabetes.
However, by restoring a healthy sleep pattern and the body’s natural rhythms which are key elements of a healthy, balanced life. One may be able to help improve normal blood sugar control. This type of simple lifestyle change is an example of the salutogenic approach to health.
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