Not so new but confused

By ibcathy Latest Reply 2017-04-01 04:18:20 -0500
Started 2011-04-05 21:14:34 -0500

Hi Everyone,

I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes about two years ago; although, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and prediabetes in 2004. I "got" Congestive Heart Failure in June of 2005. Needless to say I have weigh issues. I try but do not seem to be able to loose it or if I do I gain it baclk. This IS due to emotional eating as well as a very slow metabolism.

Lately my blood sugar has been very high…between 400-600 all day everyday. This is due to several stressful situations. I went to the doctor Friday and he changed my insulin and my blood sugar has gone down to between 111-232.

Today I had a werid experience. It happened a lot when my blood sugar was high but today it was low and I got so very tired I couldn't stay awake. I mean it was impossible. Not just tired. I don't know how to explain it. Has anyone ever heard of this, any suggestions?


4 replies

Diabetes Force
Diabetes Force 2017-04-01 04:18:20 -0500 Report

High blood sugars will make you sluggish. You will be extremely tired and your body will be fatigued. The closest to normal you keep your blood sugar the better it will be on you. I know that is hard to do sometimes but I have found it to be true. Take care of yourself as best you can. You will see a change when your blood sugars are within the normal range.

Harlen 2011-04-06 14:46:29 -0500 Report

Hi Cathy
When my Blood suger would go low I would get the shakes and feel the need to nap Big time 3 or 4 M&M seem to help me get back up to 90 or so .
Best wishes

Mizzgreenjeanz 2011-04-06 04:19:14 -0500 Report

Hi Cathy! Nice to meet ya here on DC! I am sorry to say that I am in the same club with the PCOS. I've been diagnosed with it since 1994. I have weight issues also. I can't seem to lose this belly fat. The doctors had in the past attributed it to insulin resistance but until the last two years I never had any high blood sugar #'s. I had a seizure two years ago and my sugar was 585 when they took me into the ER. I hadn't eaten all day! I'd slept because I was exhausted. They released me and were more concerned about the seizure than my sugar…which I am finding out now was totally related. (That and apparently I've always been an epileptic and just never knew!) Now my sugar fluctuates (unfortunately because I am not yet medicated — hoping for help with this tomorrow at my Doc appt.) but either high or low I always feel sleepy right away! It's a good signal for me I guess that I need to do something about my sugar…and the first thing is…test to see what my body needs! Well enough about me! If you need to talk about this beast PCOS or Diabetes or weight loss or anything give me a shout! :)

jayabee52 2011-04-05 22:00:35 -0500 Report

Howdy Cathy!

I'm sorry to hear you're going through this.

I just posted a news artilce which might be of interest to you:

Perhaps it may be useful.

I have the same experience with being very tired. It's "lights out" time for me.

Fortunately I don't have to fight it because I am medically retired and live alone, so I can sleep as needed, but it is embarrassing when I am in church and I fall asleep during the sermon or bible study.

Blessings to you and yours!