• 8 months ago

    my type 1 wife keeps nodding off

    hey guys,
    so my wife was diagnosed with type 1 about 6 years ago (due to cancer radiation damaged her pancreas).
    the problem is that during all hours, she nods off quite frequently. what’s confusing is that she will nod off even if her blood sugar is normal. she gets pretty annoyed when I point this out or try to help. what does this mean? is it dangerous? I’m starting to get worried as this is a daily occurance. what should I do? help..!

Responses

  • 8 months ago

    RE: my type 1 wife keeps nodding off

    You need to discuss this with her doctor asap.
  • 8 months ago

    RE: my type 1 wife keeps nodding off

    There are many different "symptoms" I watch for that may signal something may be seriously going wrong inside my body. The main ones...pain, loss of appetite, changes in toilet habits, insomnia, numbness, loss of balance...are commonly associated with the most serious of lifestyle conditions and diseases in our time, particularly,
    diabetes.

    For me, the No. 1 is, sudden, chronic FATIGUE. There is nothing "normal" about it and, if noticed, should be thoroughly investigated by you and your physician, asap.




    The reason why affordable health insurance is a joke in this country?
    Its because people simply don't recognize and accept the most fundamental responsibility in life: Their "health". We are the most competent, caring and informed "doctors" we'll ever know and, in reality, are the only ones that truly give a damn.
  • 21 days ago

    RE: my type 1 wife keeps nodding off

    I too nod off like your wife. I feel it has to do with 1. Uncontrolled Diabetes or 2. My medications. I haven't figured it out yet. My Dr. Is helping me rule out medications.
  • 18 days ago

    RE: my type 1 wife keeps nodding off

    My best advice to you?

    We know nothing about your wife other than she's married to you and see is a Type 1 Diabetic. That just aint enough information to give advice when we're dealing with insulin.

    You shouldn't "assume"; you need to be certain in your course of action. Maybe, its a reaction with other drugs? Maybe, she's got a cardiovascular situation developing? Maybe, she's narcoleptic? Maybe, she's got sleep apnea and wakes up 5 times a night to pee.
    How would anyone, here, know this (if you're not saying)?

    This is why I don't like giving advice to you. Cuz, I don't know diddly squat (about your missus).

    Please, allow her physician to help you, both.