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    Sleeping Sickness
    gabe70 posted:
    I am 71 with DDD. Recently saw a new doctor and was diagnosed, again, as having diabetes. For about a week I have been taking my oral meds and testing my blood, and with a 86-93 am average and a 2 hr post meal in the 140-150 range, I just don't see it. Nor do the meds seem to be having any effect on my problem which is that I cannot stay 'awake'. I do not believe what I have is a sleeping problem but don't know what else to call it when I am comatose for as many as 20 hours out of 24. It's a rare day when I am conscious for even 8 hours.
    This is not living.
    Pixe5 responded:
    Hi Gabe,

    I'm sorry you are going through so much right now. I don't know whether having diabetes can have an effect on sleep.
    You should call your doctor about that.

    If this continues you might want to get a sleep study done.

    Andie_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi Gabe,

    Welcome to the Sleep Disorders Community. I'm sorry you're having such a terrible time with staying awake. I hope the community can help you figure out what's going on.

    Here are a couple resources that may help:

    You might also benefit from posting your question on the Diabetes Community where we have several Health Experts, and a very supportive community. They might have some insight, as well.

    Good luck, and please do keep us updated on anything you find out!


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