Every diabetic is familiar with the daily balancing act of monitoring and managing their blood sugar, the difficulty of which depends on the severity of the disease.

"It is important to know that you can live a long and healthy life by keeping your blood sugar levels in the target range set by you and your healthcare provider," said Pilar Inglesis, communications representative for Diabetes Canada. "If left unmanaged, the excess sugar in your blood can eventually cause problems and lead to serious health complications."

It sounds simple enough—monitor your blood glucose, get exercise and eat healthily. But what if your blood glucose is still out of control? Well, it turns out your sleep quality can impact your daily glucose levels as well.

"Diabetes and sleep apnea are best friends," stated Abhinav Singh, M.D., a fellow with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and sleep medicine facility director at the Indiana Sleep Center. "Where there is diabetes, there is sleep apnea, and when someone