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  1. Lyrehca
    Lyrehca August 16, 2014 at 6:04 am | | Reply

    My kids, at 7 and 3 today, are good sleepers, and were typical sleepers as babies. But one of mine has a few health issues unrelated to diabetes. This is off topic, and something you may never deal with, but down the road, you may find that the advocacy skills you develop for yourself with getting what you need for your life with diabetes may be very useful when you have to advocate for your kid for his/her own health issues. Just something to think about as a patent with type 1.

    And may your kid be a champion sleeper!

  2. Lauren
    Lauren August 16, 2014 at 8:37 am | | Reply

    My son (he’s 3 now) was sleeping 6-8 hours straight by about 4 weeks, but those 6-8 hours were from 7 pm to about 3 am… so sleeping “through the night”? Not in my opinion! But by about 12 weeks he was consistently getting 10 hours or more… and has been ever since. I can’t complain about that! I was very blessed to have a relatively uncomplicated pregnancy (other than being type 1 obviously). I was induced at 39 weeks and he was totally healthy. But I really thinks it’s just luck. I’m sure my next won’t be nearly as easy sleep-wise as he has been. Good luck!

  3. Heidi
    Heidi August 16, 2014 at 5:59 pm | | Reply

    My son is 2.5,& has always been a very good sleeper
    overnight.(starting around 3 months,straight through the night)
    Once he’s out,he sleeps like a log. Although he has recently stopped taking
    naps..and that makes for a long day! I agree that it’s just the temperament of the child..mine loves his sleep!

  4. Verna
    Verna August 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm | | Reply

    My sister-in-law and I are both T1D, and our children (now 10 and 16 months old) did pretty well sleeping through the night by about 3 months old. We’ve both experienced the typical growth-spurt and teething sleep disruptions. Her mother had suggested that larger babies – very typical for diabetic moms – are able to sleep longer because they can take in more food before bed (since their bellies are bigger to begin with). We both liked that answer. :)

  5. Marlene Nicholson
    Marlene Nicholson August 23, 2014 at 12:33 pm | | Reply

    I had undiagnosed gestational diabetes when my son was born in 1971. He was 10 pounds and slept for nearly 12 hours the first night we had him at home. After that he would sleep for at least 8 hrs without waking. He was a very fat baby and I have always thought it was his size that caused his sleep habits as an infant. Also he was about 2 weeks past his due date when I had a c section. At 42 he is now a tall, slim man and has been quite healthy all of his life so far. My daughter, now 39, was only 6 1/2 pounds when she was delivered by c section 10 days before her due date. A month before her birth I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and it was assumed I also had it when my 10 lb son was born. My daughter woke up only once per night until she was 5 months old and started sleeping through the night.

    There was a controversy between my endo and my ob re: whether the gestational diabetes had become actual diabetes. My well regarded endo said I was just “high normal.” That was what I wanted to hear–no meds or food restrictions. The only advice I received was to stay thin, which I did. 12 yrs later I was diagnosed with type 1.

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