tired after blood sugars go crazy

unicornmichelle
By unicornmichelle Latest Reply 2016-04-14 08:58:00 -0500
Started 2012-10-25 23:21:12 -0500

does anyone ever get tired after there blood sugars go from high and low and what the best thing to do besides sleep


19 replies

WASHED OUT
WASHED OUT 2016-04-14 08:58:00 -0500 Report

Thyroid problems along with Type 1 create a hormonal mess. It is possible that you being tired could come from either one or both that would most certainly make trying to figure things out much more difficult. My suggestion would be to see a specialist to help you do the balancing of hormone levels as you may have over abundance of some and deficiencies in others. This changes the way your body reacts because it is the main mechanism for so many body functions. Many hormones have multiple functions that can change everything on feeling normal or tired, they change your moods and your daily body routines. See your doctor because these are very important to get balanced.

liquorish
liquorish 2012-11-16 12:41:42 -0600 Report

This is all really good advice, especially about walking if it goes high. When mine goes low, I have no warning. I just all of a sudden feel weak. So I eat something sugary, even a spoon of sugar, and have to sit down and lay my head down. As soon as I can, I get someone to get me a carb., even a piece of bread will do, but I remain weak for 30 min.s or even several hours. All you can do iis sit or lay down, because of the weakness. Take care. Liquorish

Mark Hully
Mark Hully 2012-10-31 15:57:37 -0500 Report

I found this to be great advice, as I have had similar experiences to you. Please take care.

Mark Hully
Mark Hully 2012-11-02 17:09:12 -0500 Report

Hi All,

I was doing some research yesterday and came across an article yesterday that I wanted to share with everyone. The article is about HealthTap. HealthTap is a website that allows users to ask health-related questions to a network of doctors and get answers publicly or privately.

I hope someone finds this helpful.

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Mark

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-11-02 20:02:46 -0500 Report

checked out your link and was taken to an article in Bloomberg business entitled "HealthTap Wants to Get Out the Vote for Top Docs" No place there to input any info or questions, What is up with that?

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-10-27 19:30:36 -0500 Report

I think the best thing to do is to get better control of your sugar levels. When I was first diagnosed, I use to swing like that and my doctor told me the best thing to do is work harder to get my blood glucose under control and roll with it.

I never noticed being tired from going high to low because I am always busy doing something. I now notice that if I am up later I am tired the next day. I just roll with that also and try to go to bed earlier. I must be getting old.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-10-27 08:01:58 -0500 Report

Hi I am a T1, have hypothyroid and low on iron and vitamin D, so when I get tired it's hard to figure out what the cause is! Lows and highs will make me tired also, I fight the lows will take my glucose tablets and make sure I follow 15 minute rule once my numbers are within norm will have a protein snack or sometimes lean protein with whole grain only one slice of bread keeps me within normal range until the next meal! Remember to check frequently to avoid lows and watch what you eat especially if you know that food has already caused a high — hope this helps!

jigsaw
jigsaw 2012-10-27 16:54:04 -0500 Report

That's terrible ! I didn't know that you were just a T1. I thought you were a lady with type 1 . (—;

jigsaw
jigsaw 2012-10-26 06:53:44 -0500 Report

It is not uncommon to feel tired when your blood glucose is high, or swinging in either direction. If your blood glucose is high, a brisk walk will usually burn off excess bloiod sugar (at least walk for 20 minutes minimum).
If you blood sugar is low, grab a snack. If you are experiencing erratic swings in blood glucose frequently, speak to your doctor. It could be diet, meds, or a host of other possibilities !

jerseygirl474
jerseygirl474 2016-04-14 05:40:20 -0500 Report

You should NEVER exercise when your blood sugar is high; doing so can cause ketones and send you into DKA.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2016-04-14 07:45:20 -0500 Report

Interesting that you say that! I've been doing it for over twenty years, and never had an issue. The only thing exercise does for me is lower my bg. Where did you get your information from?

annesmith
annesmith 2012-10-26 01:14:16 -0500 Report

With me, it is mixed. I get extremely tired in the evening once I fall to sleep, etc. Because of my lack of eating enough for supper for so long ( I have improved on this over the last year), but when I did not eat enough for supper I can remember night after night going into the deepest sleep, in which I would wake up once in awhile feeling really really low, but yet the deep sleep I was always in kept me wanting to stay in bed until my alarm went off at the same time every morning. I never got up to check my blood sugar because I was in such a deep deep sleep. I found out this is bad, and according to my A1c numbers during those times, yep, I was dropping very low then. I now feel more energized all around, and my sleep patterns are more stable…I still have a long ways to go, but feel very happy I am making progress. SLEEP is NOT always the answer. Too much sleep is bad all around. Eventually, the body says " I've had too much sleep" at some point, and severe insomnia can result. However insomnia is not ALWAYS because a person has been sleeping too much. In fact, it can happen if a person does not normally get enough sleep—-the body is then SO so so fatigued, similar to battle fatigue, that it literally keeps you up. ANNE

Fefe12
Fefe12 2012-10-31 12:43:40 -0500 Report

Well lets get started! First, you will have to do some boring work. I would right down everything you put into your body. From morning till night, everyday. Write the times too. All meds, food even water. Hopefully you may find a pattern of what your eating and feeling. Maybe you are allergic to something you are eating. You will have all this to show a doctor. The more info you can give him/her the better. When was the last time you had blood work done? Thats something to check out. Dont wait too long. Let us know how you are doing.

annesmith
annesmith 2012-11-01 01:07:33 -0500 Report

Thank you. I may not have explained it right: I have long since been doing a lot better so far as sleep goes. About once every few months, I still have one night of zero sleep. Here is what I found when I paid more attention to what I am eating: Garlic of all things, has enormously helped me. I am not sure why, but I have reduced virtually all sleepless nights by making sure I eat my supper with some kind of garlic. The next thing I definitely found is I was eating almost ZERO carbohydrates. No WONDER I was not sleeping. Since adding carbs, I sleep. Also, I tracked down that I was over exercising, and in the evening, then I was not eating enough in the evening..again, it's no wonder I have had problems. The next thing might blow your mind: If I do not get enough sunlight, my body literally keeps me up all night. Melatonin, combined with sun, helps me a lot. The only thing I have not done is gotten a yearly bloodwork done, so I'm going to get that done in November. I have been struggling terribly, just terribly , to get my A1c UP, but, it was found when I was in the emergency room about a year ago that my red blood cells turn over at a much much higher rate than normal, meaning, I have rarely been able to get an accurate A1c, so what I'm doing is focusing on trying to raise it. Yeah, I know it seems backwards, but it's not—I feel bad at an A1c of 5.9, and no, I am nowhere NEAR being pre-diabetic. It was found I am very very diabetic, and that I'm brittle, through other diabetic tests. It continues to frustrate me BEYOND belief that I can't really talk about my A1c with most other diabetics, as my blood does not do a good job at all really of showing an accurate A1c. I am happy though, very happy I have made progress in several areas. I thank God I am only 42 years old, and He has always, always, without a doubt helped me. ANNE

annesmith
annesmith 2012-10-26 01:14:16 -0500 Report

With me, it is mixed. I get extremely tired in the evening once I fall to sleep, etc. Because of my lack of eating enough for supper for so long ( I have improved on this over the last year), but when I did not eat enough for supper I can remember night after night going into the deepest sleep, in which I would wake up once in awhile feeling really really low, but yet the deep sleep I was always in kept me wanting to stay in bed until my alarm went off at the same time every morning. I never got up to check my blood sugar because I was in such a deep deep sleep. I found out this is bad, and according to my A1c numbers during those times, yep, I was dropping very low then. I now feel more energized all around, and my sleep patterns are more stable…I still have a long ways to go, but feel very happy I am making progress. SLEEP is NOT always the answer. Too much sleep is bad all around. Eventually, the body says " I've had too much sleep" at some point, and severe insomnia can result. However insomnia is not ALWAYS because a person has been sleeping too much. In fact, it can happen if a person does not normally get enough sleep—-the body is then SO so so fatigued, similar to battle fatigue, that it literally keeps you up. ANNE

unicornmichelle
unicornmichelle 2012-10-26 01:24:43 -0500 Report

thanks anne and i do eat and still doesnt matter to my body still feels tired after everything i do

annesmith
annesmith 2012-10-26 01:49:37 -0500 Report

That's interesting. Are you on insulin? Are you type 1 or type 2? I know if I regularly walk and run ( I have always loved walking and running all my life), I get "recharged" up again. I have noticed I feel extremely sluggish before all of my walks/runs. No doubt, after I'm done, I feel like a brand new person. I have noticed I am feeling more tired in the early evening over the last 6 months, and I started taking naps when I could not keep my eyes open. This helped me tremendously, but, in my case, if I even take a nap , even just 1 nap, and I am not seriously fatigued, I end up with severe insomnia when I go to bed later. I wonder if your iron is low, or borderline low—this I have suffered from off and on, and I have felt a weird kind of fatigue with that..when I had it, I felt chronically fatigued, but yet my body kept telling me " something else is wrong, because you slept 8 hours every night." ANNE

unicornmichelle
unicornmichelle 2012-10-26 03:39:01 -0500 Report

hello annie and im type 2 and on isulin shots and i used run track and play volleyball , basketball , sofetball ect until a broken my leg so and i dont have the time for that anymore

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