No Products in the Cart
Feeling fatigue can unfortunately be a common experience for those living with diabetes, even when we have had an adequate amount of sleep. While there can be a multitude of reasons for feeling tired during your day, learning about some common reasons can help you understand how to change simple habits & improve general energy.
1. Fluctuating blood sugar levels
Living with diabetes means that we deal with our blood levels rising and falling throughout the day. Often, our sugar levels play a role in our energy levels. When our sugar levels are high or low, this can lead to sudden mood changes such as feeling frustrated, or lead to decreased cognitive function and fatigue.
Glucose monitoring will play an important role in helping to combat the extreme spikes or dips in our blood levels. By closely monitoring our levels, this can help us be self-aware, mindful and proactive to avoid fatigue and other potential side effects from having a high/low level.
Physical activity and following a healthy diet can help fight the feelings of fatigue. Starting with a simple change of having a well-balanced diet consisting of complex carbs, fruits, vegetables and lean proteins can help avoid sudden spikes in sugar levels, decreasing the chances of fatigue. As for physical activity, it may be the last activity we want to engage in when we’re feeling tired, but even a little movement will get the heart pumping and boost your energy levels!
We may be on additional medications when managing a life with diabetes and the side effects could be a contributing factor to feeling fatigue. It’s mindful to note that everyone’s experiences and body reactions are very different, so it’s good to take note of whether you may feel different since taking your medications or insulin. Speak to your doctor, who can help work with you to personalise a management/treatment plan that can take into account your health requirements and your lifestyle quality.
Question: I had Covid beginning of August this year, so I was told at the hospital, minimal initial effects, received 3 days of antiviral intravenously and left the hospital. I was with my son and grand-son who did not show any signs of the viral infection. Now, I am having what looks like long term effects such as a definite need for more sleep, and an extra degeneration of problems resulting from a stroke 2 years ago. Any comments or suggestions?