I don't know about EVER DAY but Monday night I defiantly learned something new about type 1 diabetes that shocked me.
Every second Monday of each month I have an Outreach JDRF support group meeting. It is a core group of people right now (we are trying to reach out and gain more people) however it is still fun and on many occasions very educational. This Monday was one of those nights, a mother was talking about her newly diagnosed teenage daughter (lets call her Sarah) having horrible, frightening very disturbing NIGHTMARES. Her daughter was waking up in the middle of the night screaming and shaking...these were some horrifying dreams.
Sarah started to think that something was wrong within herself because of the images that she was dreaming of. Her parents had her seeing a therapist, they took her from doctor to doctor and NO one was able to come up with the REASON this poor young lady was not able to make it through the night without having these images haunting her sleep.
That is, until they met with a nurse from our diabetic clinic. They gave Sarah a CGM to wear for one week and the results shocked everyone...except the nurse I guess. Sarah was having sever lows that was causing the night mares.
LOWS CAN CAUSE NIGHTMARES...who knew...not me!
Her parents had no idea. She was going to bed with wonderful numbers and she was waking up with great numbers but in the middle of that she was crashing dangerously low.
I have NEVER heard of this...like many things type 1 it seems to be kept a secret until it happens to you.