Steph - posted on 01/20/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 at age 4. That was 5 years ago. I have not slept an entire 8 hours in a single night in 5 years. Your first thought might be, "Find someone who will get up to check her blood sugar so you can sleep," but I'm telling you I have NO ONE willing to do this. I alone manage her diabetes and I am SO tired ALL the time. I can barely get through the day sometimes. When I get home I'm exhausted. I don't want to exercise, cook, take her to gymnastics or do ANYTHING. Sometimes I even feel dizzy. I know adequate sleep is essential to good health and I'm worried about what I'm doing to myself. Does anyone else have this problem/concern??? I just want to cry.