There is an undeniable link between poor sleep and diabetes, as one tends to both aggravate and intensify the other. But managing to improve one also tends to make it easier to manage the other.
Eating correctly and properly maintaining blood sugar levels throughout the day makes it easier for the body to maintain the necessary levels throughout the night, often resulting in better sleep quality. Maintaining proper blood sugar levels can also reduce the symptoms of neuropathy and RLS.
In turn, more and higher quality sleep has been shown to decrease glucose levels and make diabetes symptoms easier to manage.
Researchers have discovered many links between poor sleep and the development of onset, or Type 2, diabetes.