Night and day

By Gins Latest Reply 2013-04-09 21:38:01 -0500
Started 2013-02-23 16:40:23 -0600

Ok so I have another topic to dive into. I named this post "night and day" because that's how I feel my days are. Especially regarding water weight, fatigue, blurry vision, etc. One day I can feel fantastic, energetic, and lively, then the next dat, with no exaggeration, I gain 5 to 10 pounds if water weight, feel like a complete slob with absolutely no energy in me at all. When this happens, everything is body, my eyes, my attitude, everything. I'm still trying to figure this out.. It seems like there's a certain routine to it actually, and I really don't think it's due to long lasting highs or lows. I don't know, do any other type 1's have this same problem at all?

9 replies

TonyaP 2013-04-09 21:38:01 -0500 Report

I have that problem and I'm type 2. But if I eat every 3 hours I'm ok it's just hard to do all the time.

Gwen214 2013-03-08 19:18:28 -0600 Report

Yes, all the time. I think it has something to do with our immune system… Frustrating, because one day I'm all smiles, then the next I'm moody as heck.

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2013-03-01 13:45:12 -0600 Report

I am currently having what sounds like the same problem and I have type 1. I haven't been able to figure it out either. I haven't had out of control blood sugars either so I don't think that is the reason. If you do find out what may be causing it I would love to know.

dreamer2005 2013-02-26 23:48:05 -0600 Report

I come from a different place than some because renal failure in a round about way caused my diabetes. As we all diabetes is a leading cause of renal failure and your symptoms also mimic that. Being a kidney disease advocate I suggest that you might mention these symptoms to your DR. Just a thought

annesmith 2013-02-24 00:12:27 -0600 Report

I am a brittle diabetic, and I have had that problem for years. One day I feel thin, energetic, then the next day I wake up and I have 5-10 lbs of water weight on me, I gained 8 lbs in a year after slow acting insulin, and I have always worked out all my life. I have always been moderate weight to slightly overweight. I walk and run moderate to high 4-5 days a week, and I stand for 8 hours at a time at one of my jobs. Some days I feel so darned fat, but I have lost 18 lbs in a year. Other days I have big weight loss without even trying. On the one hand, I'm glad, but on the other hand, it's not healthy when the body suddenly drops in weight with no explanation. It's been that way since I was a child. One thing that helps me is to always walk and run at the same time every time I walk and run. I never switch the time, then my body has consistency to work with. Sincerely, ANNE

TYPE2LEW 2013-02-23 22:02:07 -0600 Report

Hey Gins, I'm type2 but I have a friend that complains of similar symptoms and he's type1. I will keep you posted on what's going on with him to see if I can offer you any advice:)

Prprincess0923 2013-02-23 20:35:59 -0600 Report

Just take it easy and talk to your doctor and tell him how you are feeling. When you do that he can jot everything you told him so if it happens next time he'll know what to do and help you.

Debbiejf 2013-02-23 17:01:58 -0600 Report

Ask your doctor or if you have an endocronologist-better yet since most gp docs don't have enough information about diabetes to give an educatied opinion

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