Diabetes Forecast

Moms With Type 1 Kids Losing Sleep

By Miriam E. Tucker , ,
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Parents of young children with type 1 diabetes don’t sleep well, a study found. Researchers gave questionnaires to 134 parents of type 1 children ages 6 and younger. The parents, mostly mothers, reported sleeping an average of 6.19 hours per night, nearly an hour less than recommended, and a third reported poor sleep quality. A third also said they checked their child’s blood glucose during the night, and more than half of those parents reported disrupted sleep. Many of the parents who got poor-quality sleep said they had trouble performing routine tasks during the day. 
Source: Behavioral Sleep Medicine, published online March 12, 2014



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