The elderly should pay attention to blood sugar during daytime sleepiness

The elderly should pay attention to blood sugar during daytime sleepiness

Uncle Wang is 76 years old. After he was old, he slept very little every day.

  However, in the past six months, he found that he felt a lot during the day, often did not sleep, went to the hospital for treatment, checked B-ultrasound, according to X-slices, and did not find the problem where he took the CT.

Later, check blood sugar and thyroid function, found abnormal blood sugar, fasting blood glucose was 9.

8 mmol/L (normal value 3.


6 mmol/L), the postprandial blood glucose was 15.

6 mmol/L, normal thyroid function, diagnosed as diabetes.

Uncle Wang is sleepy. It turns out that diabetes is a miser.

  The study found that daytime sleepiness and depression, obesity or metabolism are extremely close.

Among the respondents of diabetes, the possibility of daytime sleepiness may be close to that of others.

This is because the blood sugar level of diabetic patients is higher than normal, and a large amount of sugar is discharged from the urine, which may cause physical weakness, mental wilting, and even reduce the oxidative stress response of the central nervous system, causing drowsiness.

In addition, when diabetes develops into diabetic ketoacidosis or diabetic hyperosmolar coma, sleepiness can also occur.

  Daytime sleepiness is more common among young people under the age of 30 and older people over the age of 75.

Young people are often due to lack of sleep or depression, and the elderly are mostly caused by diseases. They should go to the hospital as soon as possible.