The World Awake


Information for people with diabetes

Having low blood sugar events can cause you to lose sleep, can make you feel unlike yourself and can affect you at home and at work even well into the next day.

Night time low blood sugar events might not wake you up so it can be difficult to know if you are having them. The checklist below outlines some of the most common symptoms that may mean you are experiencing these events.

Download the patient leaflet to learn more about night time low blood sugar events

Common symptoms checklist1,2
 

Dizziness, 
shaking, tingling


 

Not feeling right,
depression


 

Hunger/
thirst


 

Feeling hot
or cold


 

Experiencing nightmares,
vivid dreams


 

Night sweats,
damp bed clothes


 

Light
headedness


 

Poor quality sleep, restless
behaviour during sleep


 

Fatigue / lethargy
particularly during the day


 

Waking with
a headache


 

      Download patient leaflet

References

  1. Allen KV and Frier BM. Nocturnal hypoglycemia: clinical manifestations and therapeutic strategies toward prevention. Endocr Pract 2003;9(6):530–43
  2. Diabetes World Awake Study. Conducted by Aequus Research Ltd July – September 2013. Funded by Novo Nordisk. Available at http://www.worldawake.info/content/dam/Worldawak/AFFILIATE/www-worldawake-info/Home/Documents/the-world-awake_ report.pdf Accessed June 2017.