Lack of Engery

TAR Jewel
By TAR Jewel Latest Reply 2010-09-05 05:32:47 -0500
Started 2010-08-23 04:01:51 -0500

Since I learned that I am a type2 diabetic I have felt extremely tired, which is hard since I work the night shift. I find myself extremely exhausted. Is this normal, has anyone else had this problem and if so any suggestions? I never had this problem before.

17 replies

blugenm 2010-08-28 19:32:51 -0500 Report

I know right where you ladies are. I have been a type 2 for 2 months. I am also a chocohalic. Oh my God I miss sweets. Russel Stovers have a good sugar free chocolate. Its not Godiva but it works. Just a little advice, when you have a sugar craving and are going to enjoy some sugar free snack, make sure you take the time to enjoy it. I turn off the TV, phone or what ever is on. That way I can enjoy every bite. It works for me and it only takes one or two peices to feel satisfied. I hope it helps.

TAR Jewel
TAR Jewel 2010-09-05 05:28:14 -0500 Report

Lol Thanks bluenm although I am not a chocolate fan nor sweets for that matter, but I will pass the advice along. Thanks again!

Dorothyj12 2010-08-27 18:38:45 -0500 Report

I just found out on Friday that I am a diabetic type 2. I take oral medication so far, but I have to stick myself at least 3-4 times a day because this is all new to me. I don't know what to eat, if I can have sweets (I really like sweets and junk food, I even crave for them.) I am interested in recipes that will get me started and the carbs I can and cannot eat. I was told not to eat any foods that are white, only brown rice and grains (Yuh!) Can anyone send me some yummy recipes? I would greatly appreciate them.

GabbyPA 2010-08-28 08:47:15 -0500 Report

Hey Dorothy, there are tons of great recipes right here in our Recipe section. Just type in a food you want to cook, like "chicken" and a bunch of yummy recipes will pop up. You can print them out and they even include the nutritional information for most of them.

Also, here are two of my favorite videos for helping you to understand the basics of carbohydrates in your diet. They should give you some good foundation.
(this one is my favorite, I just love this guy)

newbie51 2010-08-25 08:24:59 -0500 Report

Before I was diagnosed in 1994 I ended up sleeping all the time and wasn't able to take care of my 2 children. Luckily my neighbors were helpful and took care of them for me. Since being diagnosed I have been in denial until now. I also have depression so that doesn't help either. Now I am up most of the night and not getting much sleep so I am still a little tired in the morning. Hope this helps a little.

GabbyPA 2010-08-23 17:47:02 -0500 Report

The basic reason many diabetics get that really tired feeling is that our body is using the energy from our cells instead of the energy in our blood that it can't get to. This is often a symptom that helps us find out we are diabetic. If you are still rather new to it, it will take some time to get it worked out. A little exercise can help, as that allows your body to access the glucose in your blood instead of pulling it from the muscles.

realsis77 2010-08-23 14:31:46 -0500 Report

I know how you feel! I am a new diabetic myself and I feel the same way! Just know your not alone! I've read that once we get our numbers under control we will fill better! I'm counting on that!good luck and I hope you feel better soon!

judylynn4168 2010-08-23 14:01:34 -0500 Report

well as for me i was a little then my doc, said to take vitamins and it has for extra energy and i fill good and i can keep up with my kids .i fill good all day.take care JUDY

Vickibryant 2010-08-27 09:51:27 -0500 Report

I have recently been told I have type 2. I also am tried all the time. I ahve been reading and I read somewhere that type 2 might need to add B12. What vitamins are you taking?

Harlen 2010-08-23 12:39:18 -0500 Report

When I first started to get me #'s in the good range I was tired all the time as my body got used to being at the lower #'s my energey level came up to norn
so it may just take time .Eat right and keep ontop of you BS and you will see
Best wishes

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