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Always tired

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by Charmed1969, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Charmed1969

    Charmed1969 Type 2 · Newbie

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    I seem to be more tired lately been type 2 for 8 years now but recently seem to be always so tired what can I do to change this.
     
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    lynn007 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am the same first diagnosed with sleep apnea after years of suffering then diabetes 2 and put on metforming I was fine for almost a year now its started again and I just been put on another Metformin.
     
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    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have your thyroid and vit d checked. That might be a reason why you feel tired
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. Assuming your blood sugar is in a reasonable range then it is unlikely to be due to the Diabetes itself, but something else.
     
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  5. Charmed1969

    Charmed1969 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Had thyroid checked years ok not vit d though.
     
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  6. Charmed1969

    Charmed1969 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Damm spell check that's ok not year's ok
     
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    MagicFirefly Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Speak to your gp. There are a number of reasons you could be fatigued. (Stress, thyroid, anaemia - to name a few)
    It would certainly be worth a consultation an perhaps getting an appointment at the time you know you could have blood taken should it be required.
    Have you noticed any other symptoms? Itching? Feeling cold? Changes in bowel habit?

    It could be something as simple as going to bed at a different time. Your GP would be able to advise best.

    Good luck!
     
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    Greys0n · Member

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    I share your feelings, i am tired to follow my diet
     
  9. _lyn_lyn_1963

    _lyn_lyn_1963 · Guest

    Have you had your iron levels checked.
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    many years of metformine use can cause vitamin B12 anemia
     
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    lynn007 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    A visit to your GP for starters. If your diabetes is controlled then diabetes does not make you tired, Uncontrolled would though. As you are on metformin it's worth getting your B12 checked as metformin tends to deplete B12.
     
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    Southernx Type 2 · Newbie

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    I have been diabetic for 18 years my abh1c is with in range and my sugar levels,I am on 6 metaformin a day also so i inject Insultard, and Humulin S,I have learned and it has taken a long time for me to get it in control,I can haonestly say the tiredness is due to being diabetic the only solution is to excercise,That helps me.
     
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    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What are your BS levels like at the moment and what was your last HbA1c result.
     
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