I can tell you one thing for certain. Diabetes provides you with just the worst wakeup call ever. So many nights in my diabetic life I have woken up sweating and disoriented. A sign of low blood sugar, my unwanted midnight alarm.
It never happens when I am falling asleep, nope, it hits right in the middle of a precious trip in dreamland. I am lucky because when I go low my body wakes me so I can fix the issue. It is one of the wonders of our human capsule. The fact that even when I am sleeping my body can sense something is awry and jolts me into action.
Honestly, there are times where I will lay there, not realizing what is going on. I just feel tired and not quite right, but my body will not let me rest. So I first have to check for what I already know. Nothing will wake you quicker than the sharp pain of a pin prick in your finger. Good luck going quickly back to sleep.
Then I am off to find something to raise my blood glucose. Since I have been woken I want to make it worth it. I know there are Oreos somewhere… Usually I will just fall back on my reliable glucose tablets, they are not as tasty as Oreos but they always do the trick.
Then it is back to bed where I lay for a few minutes until I fall asleep again only to wake up weary and cursing diabetes into my morning coffee.