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Feeling drained

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Diabeticger, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Diabeticger

    Diabeticger Type 1 · Active Member

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    Absolutely shattered today, not a hectic day in work by any means but my whole body is tired , is this another side effect or am I just worn out
     
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  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    What are your blood sugars doing? High bg does that to me.
     
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  3. Diabeticger

    Diabeticger Type 1 · Active Member

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    Fairly low today for the most part well lower than usual 5s and 6s highest was 8.0
     
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  4. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    If your bg is under control, it is unlikely to be related to diabetes. Unfortunately, diabetes does not stop us getting other medical conditions.
    If this is a one off, I would just take it easy.
    If it lasts a while, I would visit your gp.

    I say "unlikely to be related to diabetes" because there are a couple of diabetes related things to consider
    - the mental stress/strain of diabetes. Diabetes can affect our mental health. If you are feeling drained by dealing with bg management all the time, this is not uncommon. You can ask your diabetes team for support.
    - some people react to their insulin. I believe this is rare but, if there are no other candidates, this should not be ignored. There are a number of different types of insulin available.

    I hope you feel better soon.
    In the meantime, look after yourself.
     
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