Dead In Bed Syndrome

Dead in Bed Syndrome is a very big concern for diabetics and parents of diabetic kids.

Essentially, of the small number of T1 diabetics under the age of 40 who die in their sleep, 1 in 20 die of an unknown cause that might be hypoglycaemia, but we don't know because blood sugar levels drop upon death.

ManageBGL seeks to reduce this risk by

  • Calculating accurate doses
  • Tracking insulin on board (insulin remaining, also called Active Insulin) very accurately
  • Predicting blood sugar levels and warning of pending hypos
  • Supporting the use of 1/2 and 0.1 unit insulin pens (not syringes) for greater dosing accuracy, especially for children who tend to require very small doses

Futher background reading:


Hypoglycaemia - Low Blood Sugar
Glucose Tablets for Diabetes
Long Term Complications of Diabetes
Hyperglycaemia - High Blood Sugar
Bolus Insulin
Basal Insulin
Diabetes Back to School Checklist
Managing Diabetes at School
High-GI Foods
Low-GI foods
Starchy Carbs
Jelly Beans
A1C/HbA1C - what is it?
ManageBGL in a Tele-Health/Telemedicine Environment
Blood Glucose Log Book
Points Report
Dead In Bed
Insulin Pump Accuracy
Blood Glucose Meters List
Insulin Pumps List
Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMSs) List
DAFNE - Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating
Australian Standard Drinks - alcohol.pdf
Total Daily Dose (TDD)
Glucagon Rescue
Delay Eating
Diabetes Software and Downloads
Preventing Night Hypos - Overnight BGL Testing
Diabetic Eye Exams
Diabetic Blood Pressure
Diabetic Kidneys
Diabetic Thyroids
Nerve Damage - How does diabetes affect the nerves?
Books and Audio Resources
Substance (Drug) Abuse and Diabetes
Diabetes and Alcohol
Diabetes and Stress
Diabetes and Sick Days
Diabetes and Adrenalin
Diabetes and Menstruation
Diabetes and High Impact Exercise
Diabetes and Lipohypertrophy
Diabetes and Gastroparesis
Diabetes and Glimepiride
Diabetes and Symlin