Lois is spot on! Your son definitely should have a sleep study.
I was diagnosed with sleep apena in my early 50's and have slept with a c-pap machine ever since. My symptoms were very similar to his, but I learned I 'could' go back to sleep sitting up. Not a satisfactory solution. After finding out how many times I stopped beathing while asleep, no wonder I woke up startled and afraid to go back to bed/sleep!
Good Luck... Hope he is open to your suggestions and will begin to be more serious about his health issues.
Well, actually its probably the reverse. The stress and the anxiety are major contributors to insomnia. They are also major causes of diabetes. Now...add the insomnia and this is also a huge contributor to the causes of diabetes.
So to answer your question. The diabetes is probably not causing the insomnia, but lack of sleep, and stress are HUGE causative factors for type II diabetes! The problem here is that the stress and the insomnia aren't just aggravating his diabetes but they will eventually cause all sorts of other health problems that are even more serious.
Does your son need to treat his diabetes? Most definately. But tantamount to that is getting the stress and anxiety under control. If he does this, many of his health issues may resolve themselves or at least be easier to control. Hope this helps.
The diabetes is probably not causing the insomnia, but lack of sleep, and stress are HUGE causative factors for type II diabetes!
Well I did a year of doing a 3rd shift and a 1st shift back to back and the lack of sleep according to my Endo guy was probably the thing that threw my system into being type II. We suspect that I had a pretty strong genetic dispostion somewhere in my background, but that the shift work was the straw that broke the camels back. So you are right on about how badly that can screw up your metabolism and being a serious precursor or causative agent for Type II diabetes!! Im here to testify as living proof!!