diabetes II

By pecipoll5 Latest Reply 2011-11-15 23:13:19 -0600
Started 2011-10-22 14:13:29 -0500

my name is Patricia. I am a type II diabetic. I am very tired all the time, practically every morning. My doctor won't tell me what is wrong. I take my medications every morning. What can this be?

5 replies

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-22 22:03:29 -0500 Report

If your doc isn't communicating with you, you might want to find a new one who is willing and able to answer your ?'s and work with you to find a solution. Something is going on and it's up to you (all of us) to make sure the medical people who are helping us and truly in our corner. I hope you find some answers. Being tired all the time is a drag! Take care, Be Blessed

Kirla 2011-10-22 14:50:11 -0500 Report

Do you test your blood sugar. What is your A1C. High blood sugar levels will make you tired a lot. Before being diagnosed and getting my blood sugar under control I was tired all the time also. Even started to fall asleep at work. After eating lunch I had a hard time staying awake. When sitting in meeting I was constantly having trouble staying awake. Turns out once I got my blood sugar down a lot the sleeping problem went away.

I believe in testing my fasting blood sugar and before and after eating I test my blood sugar to see how what I ate affected my blood sugar. Staying below 200 is a must. I prefer staying below 140 most of the time myself. But if you measure your blood sugar before and after eating and its over 200 you may need to talk with your doctor. Constant blood sugar above 200 isn’t good. I had to stop eating bread pasta potatoes and most foods that contained more than 5-6 net carbs per serving. I had very high blood sugar when diagnosed and took a lot of damage. Now I have to watch what I eat every meal. Can’t eat high carb starchy foods at all. You may be different and may be able to eat small amounts at a time. The only way to know for sure is by testing your blood sugar before and 1 or 2 hours after eating.

pecipoll5 2011-10-22 14:58:50 -0500 Report

yes ido check my blood sugar everyday, but my doctor says it is fine. THe AIC is 6. I do know if that is good or not. Could it be something else?

Kirla 2011-10-22 15:34:37 -0500 Report

6 is a pretty good number. If your testing and your not going way above 200 then its probley something else causing you to get tried. Maybe it a side effects of the meds you take or something else. You should probley talk with your doctor about it. If your doctor doesn’t like talking to you about your medical conditions then maybe you need to have a second opinion. With an A1C of 6, I don’t think your blood sugar should be making you tired. Most diabetics wouldn’t mind having a 6.

annesmith 2011-11-15 23:13:19 -0600 Report

It could be a 6, with too high and low on blood sugar swings. For example, she might be well over 200 after eating, then swing way down to 50 or 60 later on—this would cause severe fatigue, however, I don't know what her numbers are…just a thought, ANNE