Type 2 diabetes: Do you regularly feel this way? A warning sign of high blood sugar levels

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Type 2 diabetes: Do you regularly feel this way? A warning sign of high blood sugar levels

Tiredness can be the result of a range of factors such as stress, hard work or a disturbed night’s sleep. As a result, it is easy to dismiss the wa

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Tiredness can be the result of a range of factors such as stress, hard work or a disturbed night’s sleep. As a result, it is easy to dismiss the warning sign. However, it could also be related to having too high or low blood glucose levels. According to Diabetes.co.uk: “The tiredness is the result of having an imbalance between one’s level of blood glucose and the amount or effectiveness of circulating insulin. If a person feels tired during the day, despite having slept well, it could be a result of either high or low sugar levels, the health body said.

According to the American Diabetes Association, research shows that 61 percent of people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes report fatigue as a symptom.

The research also found that fatigue is the second most common symptom in this group.

Sleep deprivation has been associated with eating more, moving less and having a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Reasons as to why a person may feel chronic fatigue when living with type 2 diabetes include changes in the blood sugar levels, other diabetes symptoms, complications of the condition, mental and emotional issues resulting from diabetes or being overweight.

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During the sleep/wake period, the animals had limited opportunity for physical activity.

The researchers measured glucose levels and fat content of the liver immediately after the trial period.

Blood glucose levels were significantly higher in the sleep deprivation group than controls after one six-hour session of wakefulness.

Triglyceride (fat) levels and the production of glucose in the liver also increased in the sleep deprivation group after a single wake period.

When a person eats, the body breaks down food into simple sugars, or glucose, said Medical News Today.

The health site continued: “In people with diabetes, the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or the body does not use insulin effectively.

“Cells need insulin to absorb glucose from the blood.

“If the cells do not take in enough glucose, it can build up in the blood. The cells need glucose to provide energy.”

If you have been suffering with fatigue no matter how much sleep, you are getting it’s important to get your blood sugar levels checked.



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