Thursday, September 1, 2016

Is Type 2 Making Me Tired or What Is Up?

Are you tired?  Do you feel weak?  I was reading up on reasons for fatigue as I feel like my energy levels and strength are slowly decreasing.  What do you know!!??!!  Diabetes and fatigue go together! According to the American Diabetes Association extreme fatigue is a symptom of diabetes

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I like to hike and this is one of my favorites. The hike is about 6 miles round trip and this waterfall is at the top.  Last year we hiked the trail and stopped a few times to look at the scenery and have a drink. This year, about 15 minutes into the hike, I tanked. My energy plummeted. I just wanted to sit down and not get up. We stopped. I drank. I ate. I tested. 97mg/dl. Not low not high. I made it but I felt awful, I felt like I had hiked 40 miles without a break. Not good. Took the joy out of a day that I was excited about.

I work out almost every morning but my energy is gone after about 15-20 minutes depending on how hard I work. Lifting weights? I try but not able to do what I was doing.

Tomorrow I am having blood drawn for my upcoming check-up.  He added a few more tests to the usual tests. I am excited. Isn't that crazy? To want to have your blood drawn but I think that is part of having diabetes. You know the sayings: You know you are diabetic when.... you want blood work done. When you cut yourself and grab your meter so you don't waste any blood. Test strips plug the vacuum. and many many more... Add your own in the comment box below.

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