Flu like symptoms after eating sugar

There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for diabetes-related fatigue. Some people with type 1 diabetes will have little or no fatigue. Others may have a very high level of fatigue.

If you have type 1 diabetes, your doctor will likely recommend that you take certain steps to reduce your symptoms. These steps include:

  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Getting regular physical activity
  • Limiting your alcohol intake
  • Avoiding caffeine, which can increase your blood sugar levels
  • Taking blood sugar-lowering medications
  • Monitoring the timing of your blood sugar levels

In some cases, your doctor may also prescribe medications to help you manage your symptoms.

If you have type 2 diabetes, your doctor might suggest that you take steps to reduce your risk of hypoglycemia. These steps include:

  • Eating a well-balanced diet
  • Keeping your blood sugar levels within the recommended range
  • Avoiding foods that cause a rapid rise in blood sugar

Talk with your doctor about whether it’s safe for you to take steps to reduce your fatigue.

If your fatigue is caused by another type of diabetes, you may need to take other steps to manage your symptoms.

If you have a chronic illness

Chronic illnesses like asthma and heart disease can cause fatigue. In addition to the fatigue that you might experience from diabetes, these conditions can also cause other symptoms, such as shortness of breath and chest pain.

There are several treatment options for chronic illnesses like asthma and heart disease. You’ll want to discuss these options with your doctor to find what’s right for you.

If you’re taking a diabetes medication

If you have diabetes and also take a diabetes medication, such as insulin, you may experience some of the symptoms of low blood sugar. These symptoms can include fatigue.

If you’re taking a diabetes drug that causes fatigue, you may want to discuss this with your doctor. If you do experience fatigue on a regular basis, talk with your doctor about changing your diabetes medication.

If you’re pregnant

If you’re pregnant and you have diabetes and you’re experiencing symptoms of low blood sugar, such as fatigue, you should contact your doctor.

Pregnancy can increase your risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. While it’s not clear what causes fatigue during pregnancy, it’s possible that this may be a sign of a problem with your heart.

If you have type 1 diabetes and you’re pregnant, you may want to talk with your doctor about changing your diabetes medication.

If you’re postmenopausal

If you’re postmenopausal and you have type 1 diabetes and you’re experiencing fatigue, you may want to discuss this with your doctor.

Your doctor may recommend that you take steps to reduce your fatigue, such as:

  • Getting regular exercise
  • Managing your blood sugar levels
  • Eating a variety of foods
  • Limiting alcohol
  • Limiting caffeine

If you have type 2 diabetes and you’re postmenopausal

You may want to discuss your fatigue with your doctor. It could be a sign of something more serious.

In particular, it’s possible that your fatigue is caused by another type of diabetes. When this happens, your doctor may prescribe medications to help you manage your symptoms.

If you’re on dialysis

If you’re on dialysis and you have type 1 diabetes and you’re experiencing fatigue, you may want to discuss this with your doctor.

It’s possible that your fatigue is caused by another type of diabetes. When this happens, your doctor may prescribe medications to help you manage your symptoms.

If you’re being treated for cancer

In some cases, cancer treatment can cause fatigue. People who have cancer and type 1 diabetes are at increased risk for developing fatigue.

Talk with your doctor to learn more about your treatment plan.

If you’ve had chemotherapy

If you’ve had chemotherapy and you have type 1 diabetes and you’re experiencing fatigue, you may want to discuss this with your doctor.

You may have low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) during chemotherapy. This can cause fatigue.

If your fatigue is caused by another type of diabetes

It’s possible that your fatigue is caused by another type of diabetes. If this is the case, you may want to talk with your doctor about this. You might also want to try some of the following treatment options:

  • Try to eat a balanced diet
  • Take diabetes medications
  • Drink extra fluids
  • Take a blood sugar-lowering medication
  • Take a hypoglycemic medication
  • Exercise regularly

When to see your doctor?

If you’ve been experiencing fatigue for a few days and you don’t know what’s causing it, it’s probably safe to see your doctor.

If you’re experiencing fatigue that’s new or worsening, it’s also a good idea to see your doctor.

Your doctor can run any necessary blood tests to see what’s causing your fatigue. They can also run any necessary tests to figure out if your fatigue is caused from another type of diabetes.

If your fatigue is severe, your doctor may want to order a blood test to check your blood sugar.

If your doctor suspects that your fatigue is caused by another type of diabetes, they may order some additional tests. These may include:

  • A test to check your blood glucose
  • Blood tests to check your kidneys and liver function
  • Blood tests to check for kidney or liver damage
  • A liver function test
  • A muscle function test
  • An eye function test
  • A thyroid function test
  • A thyroid antibody test
  • A thyroid scan
  • A urine test to check for protein in your urine

Summary

The symptoms of a high sugar diet can include:

Images by Freepik

Generated by AI

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x