julieb - 125722
By julieb - 125722 Latest Reply 2010-02-04 22:45:20 -0600
Started 2010-02-03 15:39:12 -0600

does anybody feel worn down all the time like they don't have any energy at all??

11 replies

Zimoss 2010-02-04 22:36:13 -0600 Report

could be depression… many studies have found a link between diabetes and depression.

See your doctor, they might be able to help.

good luck.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-02-04 22:45:20 -0600 Report

It is a tricky question, and only YOU really know, a DR can just guess—-from what you choose to tell him/ At least that has been my experience! PR

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-04 11:20:07 -0600 Report

When my sugars are out of whack, like these past 2 weeks, than yeah, it'll exhaust me. And if my sugar drops too low, I will feel like I got the wind knocked out of me, even when it comes back up. Vitamin b-12 is great with natural energy and it is essential for normal formation of blood cells and contributes to thehealth of the nervois system; help maintain normal levels of homocyseine (no idea what that is), but it is important for your heart and circulatory system - which is part of the many things we need to take care of.
And yes, I read most of that off of the bottle lol.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-02-04 11:42:25 -0600 Report

I am proud of you, Danni, reading the bottle, how else are most of us going to learn?!! Good for YOU!! Love, Pat R

Hinboyz3 2010-02-04 05:12:07 -0600 Report

Oh yes~!!!! But I live to exercise cause for me thats the only thing that does help me out to have energy to go on. Its not easy but we have to try to be strong and top of everything else I have a thyroid problem which already leaves me tired.

alanbossman 2010-02-03 20:55:54 -0600 Report

I agree with kevin high sugars will make some people feel very tired. If you keep your bs in control this tired feeling will go away.

JulieC 2010-02-03 20:02:11 -0600 Report

Hiya Julieb, Welcome!
I felt tired alot too…I drive for a living and some times I got so tired driving on the interstate.. I had to force myself to stay awake ( not good when you carring passengers)…I found if I eat very light meals and healthy meals and keep my blood sugars lower…which is hard to do still…I dont get sleepy like that. I also am on different meds..and I think some meds do that to you too. All you can really do is read our advice and expirement for your self and what works for you…cause what works for one…may not work for an other.

Susie624 2010-02-03 18:23:27 -0600 Report

Yes stay tired all the time ,just want to sleep.Don't know whether its blood pressure meda or meds for the diabetes or acombonation of both but all i want to do is sleep.Welcome to the family.

Kirla 2010-02-03 16:59:03 -0600 Report


Before being diagnosed I was tired a lot. Started to take naps at lunch when at work. Had to take nap when I got home from work. I would eat supper and then had to sleep for a couple of hours.

After being diagnosed I learned than elevated or very high blood sugar could make you tired. Since I got my Blood sugar under control I no longer nap anymore. Sometimes I get tired but nothing like I used to.


Elrond 2010-02-03 16:20:06 -0600 Report

Personally, I'm beginning to think I was born tired. But of course I'm old and decrepit anyway. I really don't know if I can blame the diabetes or just age and the life I've led up to now. But right now, I feel a nap sneaking up on me. Be back in a bit. :)

spiritwalker 2010-02-03 16:18:06 -0600 Report

There can be many reasons for low energy. It may take you
time to adjust to being a diabetic. You either have nothing
explained to you or have a load of information at once.
Learning to test, wondering about your numbers, diet, and
medication. It can be overwhelming. It can lead to depression.
Be patient with yourself. Ask questions, read and most of all be
kind to yourself.
Welcome to DC. We all sharing from our experiences,
and try to help each other.

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