By msann Latest Reply 2014-03-31 09:02:12 -0500
Started 2010-07-04 22:54:47 -0500

Diabetes is so hard, but really it make you so tired some times, anyone out there feel this way, tell me about it, maybe we can make it thru thru each day

12 replies

kcmohan 2014-03-31 09:02:12 -0500 Report

Yes. Usually I feel this tiredness after a good meal in the noon. But nowadays it has started taking me in the morning also. But thanks to yoga routine advised by my dr. friend, it is changing for the better. An earlier break fast also heps.

mas14years 2011-02-09 21:06:35 -0600 Report

it is very hard and very tiring. It is almost, strike that, it is a daily challenge. Sometimes you can do everything right and think you are prepared but it wont go the way it should. You will have wins and defeats. The only thing we can do is never throw in the towel and fight it. It is the biggest battles we will ever face, but as you said " we" can make it through together and beat it.

Momma Day's Girl
Momma Day's Girl 2010-07-05 18:43:17 -0500 Report

yep it can get hard, especially when you have others to care for that are not diabetic, and young kids. But when you count up the cost of life and longevity and how precious it is to us, we only get one LIFE we have to keep on striving to make this thing work for us. And HEY you have us to help!

kartist1 2010-07-05 18:10:23 -0500 Report

Yes it is important that you must check-untested will result in many complications. I have the numbness and tingling in my feet since November of last year and now I am considering taking medicine for the aliment. My doc says most do not work, but I am willing to try anything at this point. People do not know how terrible this kind of pain is until you go through it in life.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-07-05 17:08:53 -0500 Report

I have been tired for several years. Don't know how much to attribute to diabetes and how much to anemia. Learned I was dealing with both on the same day.
My mother in law was diabetic and never did control it so I watched it control her ultimately. My jobs as a Nursing Assistant in a Nursing Home and more recently as a Caregiver at an assisted living home have been helpful in seeing first hand the dangers of Diabetes. Several of my dear ladies had to end their days on Dialysis because of their Diabetes. So far whenever I am tempted by foods I love that aren't good for me I am ale to resist by remembering how their lives were shortened by Diabetes
I am so thankful it was diagnosed before any complications hit me. My eye Dr. was almost happier than I was when he found no vision problems due to Diabetes. This was on my first visit to him as we had moved. My sister had told me he was great. He promised to be my friend for life if I kept my A1c at my current 5.5. Boy do I need every friend I can get.
I have been dealing with a couple of other health issues not directly related to Diabetes. One of them I have found no support group for. Neither web based or in my local area. My father had the same problem but did not talk about it much and died Christmas Eve 2008. I was hospitalized and diagnosed with complications from the conditions just over 1 year later. It has been so hard to learn how to deal with it. My Mom and Sisters help but do not really understand the pain and frustrations I deal with.
As I have read discussions on this site I have seen how wonderfully others are caring about and supporting each other. Here others understand how great even a small victory is. Also how devastating a setback can be.
Yogirajj, as you said:
"Either test, or wake up in the hospital missing a leg."
Diabetes didn't do that to me earlier this year. Another condition just about did that, or worse. Thank God for very good Drs. and nurses. But I just have to look at my scars and know that it can happen. I did not know the subtle warning signs. Diabetes can be just as sneaky, but there are tests.The prick of the lancet aint nothing compared to the pain of not knowing.
Thanks for your post and all the responding posts!

Kirla 2010-07-05 12:13:57 -0500 Report


Before being diagnosed I was tried all the time. When I got home from work I had to take a 2-hour nap everyday. Even found myself napping at lunch. Would fall asleep at meetings at work. I just felt run down and tried all the time.

Once diagnosed, I found it pretty easy to get my blood sugar under control. I started to drink lots of water and eat lots of low carb vegetables. I then bought a meter to see how different foods were affecting my blood sugar. I soon had to quit eating bread, pasta, potatoes and even had to stop going out for fish fries because the breading on the fish would spike my blood sugar almost 100 points 2 hours after eating.

I made lots of changes at first and I guess I was just lucky that everything I did worked out pretty good for me. I know most people don’t have it so lucky. I figure diabetes has force me to eat healthy. For this I figure it has extended my life about 10 years or more. I used to figure I would have been lucky if I made it to retirement. Now that all my numbers are good, I see no reason why I can’t make it to 80 or beyond. Life is good again.

Good luck

Ana 47
Ana 47 2011-08-06 11:11:24 -0500 Report

I feel your pain. For years i've been so tired i was miserable. Dr's kept telling me, "nothing is wrong". And now reading everyones posts, i realize i'm not crazy. My life revolves around my naps & it's a horrible way to live. I actually feel relieved now. I have type 2, & i'm in control of my illness, however, i can't shake the exhaustion.

Yogirajj 2010-07-05 08:29:33 -0500 Report

This is normal my friend.. Everybody goes through it. There are times I'm so annoyed that I don't wanna test or inject. However, I realize the bottom line is… Either I test, or risk having a even worse complication in the future. Either test, or risk waking up in the hospital missing a leg.

I've realized later on that, diabetes can be fun. There are so many different options and things you can do to take care of your diabetes. Don't think of it as a chore, but more of a lifestyle.

The truth of the matter is, there are people that are going through diabetic complications much worse than me. I thank heavens everyday that I'm not on dialysis. This helps me to appreciate me and my diabetes that much more..

RAYT721 2010-07-05 04:35:34 -0500 Report

I will agree with you that being diabetic is harder than being a non-diabetic but not nearly as hard as the stories that I have read of people who ignore the disease and suffer from the complications to limbs, heart, vision and other issues. Maybe because I am new to diabetes it's either harder (or is it easier?) than someone with more experience in control.

Everyone's stories are different just as everyone's bodies are. I am not on medication or insulin at this time but who knows if that may change any day. I suppose I have a positive attitude that I am glad to have caught the diagnosis early enough to make the changes that I've needed to make… swapping this for that … in order to satisfy my mind, body and soul.

I refuse to let this disease get me down! I have adopted better and healthier menu plans, ramped up exercise, test frequently, joined various support groups and read countless articles and web posts, and not beat myself up when I make mistakes and those things are making it easier for me to focus on my control. I have learned so much from this website and members like you. I am happy with the information, motivation and education that I've received.

I've come a long way in a few months from my doctor's diagnosis and the response of "I'm a WHAT?" to having some good numbers and some great support.

I can't say or do anything to make things easier for you but I can tell you that I understand so many of the feelings, fears and frustrations you have faced. While we can't cure our diabetes, research indicates that we can control it and that is what I am setting out to do.

There are days when I really want to cheat on my diet (and days that I have) but I am hanging in there giving up some things in my life in order to maintain numbers and live a longer and stronger life without complications.

Your post raises a great awareness as to whether the glass of sugar free liquids is half-full or half-empty.

Katsarecool 2010-07-05 03:52:47 -0500 Report

Perhaps getting into an exercise program could help. I understand that regular exercise boostes endorphins, increases the metabolism and leaves a person with a sense of well-being. We can all use a dose of that from time to time. Good luck and I hope you find something that works for you.


Nancy Ann

msann 2010-07-05 00:29:31 -0500 Report

thanks so much, i have been member long time, just really gets rough, so much stress in our lives, i am type 2,since 2000

Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2010-07-04 23:23:49 -0500 Report

Welcome to our community. What type of diabetis do you have 1 or 2 ?
I'm type 2 for a year & six months. I'm still learning everyday about the big D. I have learned the most from being a member of Diabetic Conect. Ask questions and you will get the help you need. I Know you make friends and get the support you need.
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