Skinny Diabetics

How to Control Sugar Levels for Skinny Diabetics

This article is specially written for some skinny diabetics with poor pancreatic function. If you are a skinny diabetic, have you noticed your fasting blood sugar (FBG) is difficult to control? What is the normal fasting blood sugar level for skinny diabetics with poor pancreatic function? Usually their blood sugar levels two hours after a meal are often not too bad. I know many skinny diabetics who are as good as 5 to 6 mmol/L but their fasting blood sugar levels seldom check at 5 mmol/L and many of them exceeds 7 mmol/L, which means they have not eaten anything, but the fasting blood sugar is higher than the postprandial blood sugar

There are many cases of skinny diabetics having such a phenomenon. I found that the main reason is that they are not sleeping properly daily. For skinny diabetics with weak pancreas function, if they sleep better the fasting blood sugar levels are better. On the other side if their sleep habits are worse the fasting blood sugar will be worst.


For skinny diabetics, you must remember

How you sleep and how your fasting blood sugar be?

To improve your fasting blood sugar, the first thing you need to do is monitor your sleeping. Here are three tips to improve sleeping habits. The first tip to improving sleep for diabetics is to wake up regularly. Each of us has our own biological clock, and it has regularity. The best way to adjust the biological clock is to get up at a fixed time every day. If you work from Monday to Friday on weekdays, you need to get up at 7 o’clock in the morning. On Saturday or Sunday or a holiday when you don’t have to go to work. You still have to get up early at 7 o’clock in the morning. The first thing you do when you get up in the morning is expose yourself to the sunlight. Open the curtains and let more light go into your eyes. If it’s a rainy morning, just look directly to the sky. In the morning, sunlight is mainly blue light and green light, which is important for regulating the biological clock. When the eyes are exposed to sunlight, it stimulates the brain to secrete serotonin. Serotonin is used to make melatonin. Melatonin affects the quality of sleep. At first, you may not get used to waking up so early everyday. At this time, you may need to use the alarm clock. When your biological clock gradually stabilizes, you will wake up naturally at the time you used to wake up. There is no need for an alarm clock anymore.

Why do you need to get up on time everyday? Because most people will start to feel sleepy 15 hours after waking up. If you wake up at 7 o’clock in the morning, you will start to feel sleepy at about 10 o’clock at night. Assuming you work from Monday to Friday, you wake up at seven o’clock. On Saturday, as it is a holiday, you will play with your friend until late at night. So you will not get up until ten o’clock in the morning, counting 15 hours from ten o’clock in the morning. You will not feel sleepy until one o’clock in the morning on Monday. First of all, you will feel drowsy. You go to bed at one o’clock in the morning, and then you have to get up at seven o’clock. How can you sleep well? A very important point is

How do you sleep, then how your fasting blood sugar will be?


Fasting Blood Sugar of Skinny Diabetics

This is the main reason why skinny diabetics that their fasting blood sugar is particularly high on Monday. So what should I do if I sleep very late at night the night before Monday? Actually, even if you have to wake up with an alarm clock, you still have to get up on time.

You should consider taking a nap in the afternoon before three o’clock but not more than 30 minutes. Some diabetics will take a nap on the sofa after eating at night. This is not recommended, because it will directly affect the quality of your sleep at night. Regarding sleep, we highly recommend the following book:

The Four Pillars of Health and Longevity By Dr Rangan Chatterjee

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By reading the book you would find many ways to improve sleep quality. Getting up on a regular basis is the most important. You must remember that the first tip to improve sleep is to get up regularly. The second tip to improve sleep for diabetics is the timing to get up. So what time should be the best time to get up? My suggestion is that the earlier the better One of the reasons why people with diabetes have high fasting blood sugar is the “dawn phenomenon” The blood sugar will start to rise slowly at about four o’clock in the morning. So the earlier you get up, the earlier you can eat breakfast and also to take diabetes medicine earlier. It is better to take medicine as soon as possible when your fasting blood sugar does not rise too much.

Questions about breakfast for diabetes, skinny people with diabetes, especially those with a BMI lower than 20kg/m2, don’t skip breakfast, because it is a chance to form a calorie deficit and make you lose muscle. Well, we usually recommend skinny diabetics get up between six and seven in the morning, then eat breakfast and take medicine by eight o’clock at the latest.

Remember the later you wake up, the later you eat breakfast and the later you take medicine.

The third tip for diabetics to improve sleep is to stay away from mobile phones. The blue light emitted by mobile phones can reduce the brain’s secretion of melatonin, which will affect sleep. On the other hand, the content of mobile phones will constantly stimulate our eyes and brain, making it difficult for the brain to relax. So if you want to sleep well, there is actually a very simple habit that can help you. If you want to go to bed at 11 o’clock at night. Then you can take a hot bath one and a half hours before going to bed. Around 30 minutes before going to bed, put your phone away from the bedroom. If you need the alarm clock from your phone, go out and buy an alarm clock. Never use your phone as an alarm clock. At this time, you can slowly dim the lights in your bedroom. Or just turn on the bedside lamp. Pull down the curtains to create a dark environment.

You can pick up a book or any book and try to read it. If you are not in the habit of reading, you should doze off soon. Then you better turn off the lights and go to sleep as soon as you feel sleepy. If you follow this method everyday, you will slowly change your sleeping habits. As soon as you dim the lights in your bedroom, your brain already knows it’s time to sleep.

If you are naturally sleepy at eleven o’clock every night and wake up naturally at seven o’clock in the morning, it is such a happy thing to do everyday. You may ask why we must go to have a hot water bath half an hour before going to bed? This is related to the “body temperature switch” of sleep, which is a very interesting response from your body. If you want to learn more, I will recommend a book called

The Stanford Sleep Book by William C. Dement

Skinny diabetics with weak pancreas often have high fasting blood sugar because of poor sleep

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If you don’t improve your sleep, fasting blood sugar is actually hard to change. Let’s repeat, to improve sleep, remember to wake up on time. The time to wake up is as early as possible. We recommend it be between 6:00 and 7:00 in the morning. After getting up and washing up, remember there are three things to do. First look outside the window and expose yourself to sunlight. The second is to eat breakfast as soon as possible. It is better to eat a breakfast with high-quality protein and fat. Do not eat starch at breakfast. Just after eating breakfast, remember to take medicine as soon as possible. So go to have a hot water bath an hour and a half before you fall asleep. Stay away from your phone half an hour before going to bed. Create a dark environment for yourself. Persevere in this way to achieve the above three points. It is believed that both sleep quality and fasting blood sugar will improve.

In addition, we would like to recommend another book

Super Guts

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You can buy this book. The number of skinny diabetics are actually much less than obese diabetics. Diet advice for skinny diabetics is scarce online.  If you are a skinny diabetic, if you have time, please visit our site more often, because we will find useful information for all kinds of diabetics.

By Fairview Life Team



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