Falling Asleep After Eating Diabetes

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Diabetes Health Flashback From The First Ever Diabetes Blogger: It All Started With Tingling Fingers

About a month ago I was driving to Santa Cruz and noticed a tingling in my fingers. It got worse when I put my hands up on the steering wheel and better when I rested them on the bottom. During this two-hour drive, it was a struggle to keep my fingers from falling asleep. Soon after, I began to wake up often during the night, having to reposition my hands so they would stop tingling. My first fear was of neuropathy. I asked myself, “Is this how it starts?” Before I confronted that possibility, I wanted to rule out other things. I went to my chiropractor who thought one of my cervical neck vertebra was out of alignment. He adjusted my back and neck, but it provided no relief. Diagnosis From a Friend I finally told a friend about how, when I push down on my wrist, sparkles and fireworks seem to run up to my fingers. He said, “That sounds just like carpal tunnel syndrome.” His words hit me hard. “Don’t I have enough to deal with with diabetes?” I thought. “This can’t be happening to me.” He told me what carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) means. CTS occurs when the median nerve is compressed where it passes through a narrow tunnel of bone and ligament in the wrist. The te Continue reading >>

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  1. Lilliepop

    Hello. I think I have ask ask about this problem before but now it's much worst. I used to fall asleep after eating anything with sugar after about half an hour, now I am dropping off to sleep after eating anything and almost straight away. I just did it to day had some cottage cheese and ham and when I finished just went to sleep it's like almost passing out I was sitting up looking on my PC. It's horrible. Was wondering if anyone has this problem or what is making me do this?
    My husband used to think it funny but now he doesn't it's worrying. Also I have a slight headache when I come round like a bit of a hangover. I have one Dr saying I'm prediabetic and another one at the hospital saying I'm not.

  2. Squire Fulwood

    I do this all the time. Instead of feeling guilty I just go with it. The longest I sleep is half an hour but more often about ten minutes and then I pop up and feel well. Stop feeling guilty and divorce the husband.

  3. Lilliepop

    Yes but you feel good when you wake up I feel dreadful. Are you prediabetic? How long have you done this? And is it after eating anything say cheese for instance no carbs?

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Diabetes Fall Asleep After Eating Sugar

Should you've ever had dangerous sleep night after evening, you understand how maddening it may be. You lie awake in mattress for hours feeling exhausted, bewildered, and annoyed, eager for sleep that eludes you. Here, Dr. Gina Lundberg, a preventive heart specialist with Emory Healthcare and a national spokesperson for the American Coronary heart Affiliation, presents a number of tips for falling asleep earlier and staying asleep longer. She suggests taking a pleasant heat tub, taking your cellphone out of your room, and turning off your lights nicely before you truly wish to fall asleep. You probably have bother falling to sleep one evening, it's higher to depart the bedroom and read quietly than to try even more durable to go to sleep. A warm tub, especially with just a little lavender oil, will decelerate your physique's activity and make it simpler to go to sleep. If he protests, rock him in your arms as he falls asleep when you're standing. The comic complement may deliver a pallid smile to my face, and then I would fall asleep. When you aren't accustomed to listening to music or are simply awoken by a sound, sleeping while listening in all probability is not the best thing f Continue reading >>

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  1. LoP Guest

    It's happening seriously often. I already have problems with digestion/nutrient absorption. After a good night's sleep I fell asleep after breakfast and slept til 3 this afternoon! I think it was the pancake syrup?
    I need to go to the doctor. What should I know and what should I ask?

  2. Luvapottamus

    Up the protein and fat first.
    Doctor will want to prescribe something that makes it worse or causes something worse.
    Falling asleep after eating is a sign of type II diabetes (hypoglycemia)
    Cut down on the refined sugars and grains and starches.
    Whole grains only. Popcorn is a whole grain, so it's not that big a deal.
    "wheat" bread is fakery usually. If you don't have to chew it, don't eat it.
    Also could be a sign of sleep apnea, but if you are overweight, follow the same advice,
    and start exercising. This can simply be work. Concentrate on form, not rigor.
    If it has an ingredients list, avoid eating it.
    Back later with more....

  3. SmartestOne

    Postprandial drowsiness can also be a sign of a sluggish liver.

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Why Do I Fall Asleep After Meals?

Do you feel sleey after eating meals? If yes, then have you ever wondered why? Whatever you call it mid-afternoon dullness, sleepiness, drowsiness or tiredness,this phenomena happens for a reason. If you're not clear about the reasons, you must read this article to find out them and to know if you should be alarmed about it! Why Are You Falling Asleep After Eating? It gets difficult for most people to keep their eyes open after eating; this is not due to laziness. In fact, you may find it interesting that there are clear biological reasons that may explain why some people experience absolute fatigue after eating. 1. Natural Body Function Some healthcare professionals and experts associate the types of food people eat with the after-effects on the energy levels. However, the sleepy feeling after eating has more to do with the increased tendency towards the sleep naturally. The two most important factors that are directly affected are the sleep drives and the circadian rhythm. The chemical accumulation in our brains controls the sleep drive which further determines the time a person stays awake or asleep after the meal. The more time a person stays up, the more adenosine builds up.Th Continue reading >>

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  1. nmchica1

    Extremely sleepy after meals. What could it be?

    I have noticed that when I eat, I go from being alert, awake, able to think/function....to extremely tired (can barely keep my eyes open or function), foggy, can't focus or concentrate, and mildly depressed......it's so drastic, it's like a switch goes off. The only exceptions seem to be eggs and fruit (I do not eat meat). I will purposely avoid breakfast in the mornings b/c it just ruins the rest of the day. I only recently realized this may not be normal and am wondering what is wrong.
    I've found articles online about glucose intolerance which seems to fit, however, I am under the impression that you must be overweight or even obese to have this condition. I am very thin and both my parents are very thin. My grandmother has diabetes and was very thin when she was young as well, but is now overweight.
    Is obesity a necessity to be diagnosed with this condition and if so, what else could possibly be going on? It's very incapacitating....
    Thanks in advance for any advice!

  2. phototaker

    Hello, NMchica1! I think you are wise to be concerned, since you have diabetes in your family.
    Yes, you can be thin and have diabetes. We have people on this blog who were thin when diagnosed. Some of your symptoms reminded me of myself when my blood sugars were higher, especially after eating a high carb meal.
    I suggest you go to see a doctor and have a fasting blood glucose taken. You can also ask for an A1C, too. They usually do this after two fasting blood glucose tests. Be sure to mention that your grandmother is diabetic and was thin when diagnosed.
    Call the doctor tomorrow and make an appt. If it's not diabetes, it might be something else, thyroid, etc.
    Good luck and let us know what the doctor says.

  3. krhudson

    hi mnchica, I agree with Photo. Go see the Dr. and tell him/her about the family history of Diabetes and that you get extreemly tired after meals. The first Lab will be a fasting blood sugar and you could request and see if they will give you the A1C which gives a 90 day average of your blood sugars.
    Obesity does not have to exist to be type 1 or 2 Diabetic.
    Very important to get an appointment. Not sure what you do for excersise but if you do lean Diabetic sometimes just excersise and getting off white fluffy carbs and go to baby red potatoes and veggies, nuts and Low sugar yogart will do the trick and of course salad is real good. Limit the fruit a little since some of that will spike blood sugars. Try to get some form of protein in the diet to offset and work with the carbs as you metabolize food and control your portions.
    Add a veggie sausage by morning star for breakfast and go light on oj.
    Let us know what happens.

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