25 Sep If your diabetic child has nightmares… check their sugars!
Nightmares trigger your fight or flight responses, which often means a burst of sugars are released into the bloodstream to provide the energy you will need to run. This means that if your child has a nightmare chances are he/she will wake up with high blood sugars, even after a night of technically fasting.
I was reminded of this lovely phenomenon this morning… I went to sleep with my blood sugars at 130. By 8am I woke up after a disturbing dream and they were at 245. Please be sure to check your child’s blood sugars after l scary dreams.
Lots of love,
Dr. Nicola Siso
Feed A Diabetic LLC