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What Causes Diabetes Fatigue?

Fatigue is one of the most common disabling diabetes symptoms. Diabetes fatigue can disrupt and interfere with all aspects of daily living. What causes diabetes fatigue, and why is it so common? We’ve written about fatigue before and received tons of great comments on those posts. But this time let’s go deeper and find the whole range of causes and solutions, even if it takes a few weeks. Hopefully, everyone will find something that might help them, because this is a serious problem. For example, Melanie wrote, “[Fatigue] really takes a toll on my family and things we can do. I just want to have the energy to play with my son and to do things around the house or with friends…I can’t drive more than 30 minutes because my husband is afraid I will fall asleep…and wreck [the car]. (I have dozed while driving before.)” Maria commented, “Fatigue is a constant and I have had to learn to do only what I can. I don’t push myself anymore as I pay for it dearly. I get tired of explaining why I don’t feel good, don’t want to do anything. Some understand and some don’t.” And Jan wrote, “I sleep from midnight to noon each day. Then I get depressed because I wasted half Continue reading >>

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  1. newyorker

    Fall asleep after meals

    I can't begin to count how many times i've become very tired or have fallen asleep after i eat.tonight before eating my bg was 152 i had roast chicken w string beans.3o.min later i fell asleep for twenty minutes.i haven't check my bg because it hasn't been 2 hours since i've eaten .i take metformin 1000mg 1 with breakfast ,1 with dinner. Does anyone else have this problem ?
    Thanks,
    nicole

  2. laserladyofla

    I have had that happen, but only after eating too many carbs so that my glucose level went above 160 or so. Roast chicken with string beens shouldn't do that!

  3. jwags

    If I eat too many carbs I will get tired but it doesn't seem like chicken and beans would be too many carbs. Are you taking 1000 or 2000 of metformin? Your before meal number (152) is a little high. What are your other numbers during the day.

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