If there is any reason to get a good night's sleep, preventing diabetes is just another example. While we sleep, our bodies metabolize glucose, which is the sugar our body uses to produce energy. Decreased healthy glucose metabolism leads to increase in insulin tolerance, leading to high levels of blood sugars in the body, which can lead to diabetes. Diabetes has an effect on your feet, which is why it is important to the doctors here at Prairie Path Foot and Ankle Clinic, and if you can do anything to help prevent diabetes, you will in turn prevent any unwanted side effects on your feet. To read more about diabetes and you feet, click here. To read more about diabetes and sleep deprivation, click here.