I remember seeing this conversation awhile ago, I believe on TuDiabetes, about whether or not people dreamt that they were diabetic. Most people said that they weren’t diabetic in their dreams, or at least, they didn’t do anything that diabetic-ish (no testing their blood sugars, no going low, etc.). Sometimes I dream that I am a diabetic, because I’m with my friends with diabetes or I am doing something diabetic-ish, like testing my blood sugar.
But I have had a couple strange things happen in my dreams the last couple weeks and I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed this too.
Last week, I awoke to that awful, cotton-mouth inducing 547 mg/dl. But in my dream, just prior to waking up, I dreamt that I gulping water furiously. It wasn’t that I was high in the dream, I just dreamt that I was drinking a lot of water because I was thirsty.
Then last night, I dreamt that I was shoveling cookies down my throat. Then I woke up to a low blood sugar.
My guess is that my dreams are influenced by my blood sugar. When my body “knew” my blood sugar was rising, I dreamt about drinking water. When my body was going low, I dreamt about eating cookies (and I in fact ate one when I woke up).
Has anyone else had this happen? Or something similar?
I’m just curious to know what kind of impact the rise and fall of blood sugar has on our subconscious and how much people are actually aware of it.