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There is a dearth of research characterizing the impact on a caregiver’s sleep when caring for a minor with type 1 diabetes. This study used focus groups of people with type 1 diabetes and caregivers of minors with type 1 diabetes to explore the experience of how diabetes affects sleep. The occurrence of both unanticipated and planned sleep disruptions led to the majority of participants reporting that their sleep was considerably affected by diabetes. Despite the improvement in blood glucose management that diabetes technology devices can provide, people with type 1 diabetes and their caregivers still report sleep disruption and sleep loss resulting from overnight diabetes management.
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