The Impact of Poor Sleep on Blood Sugar Regulation

Ep 47
In this episode of ReInvent Healthcare, we will discuss how the lack of sleep can affect blood sugar balance and insulin regulation. We also go over the connection between type 2 diabetes and sleep disorders, the importance of sleep regulation strategies, and how to restore balance to your clients. Listen on and learn more in this episode of ReInvent Healthcare.


  • [01:00] The connection between type 2 diabetes and sleep disorder

  • [03:00] Getting little sleep and increasing insulin resistance

  • [5:30] Sleep patterns and growth hormones

  • [7:30] 1999 study that assessed carbohydrate metabolism, thyrotropin function, and the activity of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal access and sympathovagal balance

  • [10:00] Sleep deprivation, glucose regulation, insulin sensitivity

  • [11:00] Sleep strategies for disordered metabolic function


  • Insufficient sleep has an adverse effect on glucose tolerance and can bring people who are healthy into a state of pre-diabetes

  • People need sleep and sleep debt has a harmful impact on carbohydrate metabolism and endocrine function.

  • Studying the importance of sleep regulation strategies is important in order to make the lives of your clients better.


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Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is a best-selling author and speaker known for her extensive knowledge, infectious energy, and inspirational message that encourages individuals to become their own best health advocate. She is an internationally recognized nutrition and health authority who specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore hormone balance with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal and insulin imbalances. She founded the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology to empower health and nutrition practitioners to get to the root cause of health concerns by using functional assessments and natural therapeutics to balance the endocrine system, the body's master controller.

Dr. Ritamarie is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with Certification in Acupuncture and is a Diplomat of the American Clinical Nutrition Board. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with a Master’s in Human Nutrition, has completed a 2-year, 500-hour Herbal Medicine Program at David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and has a master's degree in Computer Science, which contributes to her skills as an ace problem solver.