Exhaustion and type 2 diabetes

Posted by farahat @farahat, Dec 7, 2020

I am type 2 diabetic and have on treatment but of recent I started feeling exhausted when I walk and when do some physical work no matter how little it is and I feel the tiredness in my left side of my chest. What do I do?

Hi @farahat you mention you are a type 2 diabetic. Do you manage your diabetes to keep your glucose where it needs to be? Perhaps you developed diabetic neuropathy. This may cause more difficulty in attempting your tasks. Do you see an endocrinologist or PCP for your diabetes? Your physician should be able to determine if you have neuropathy. Many factors can be the cause of exhaustion. Your physician would be better qualified to give you information based on your medical history. Wish you well to find answers. Toni

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@avmcbellar

Hi @farahat you mention you are a type 2 diabetic. Do you manage your diabetes to keep your glucose where it needs to be? Perhaps you developed diabetic neuropathy. This may cause more difficulty in attempting your tasks. Do you see an endocrinologist or PCP for your diabetes? Your physician should be able to determine if you have neuropathy. Many factors can be the cause of exhaustion. Your physician would be better qualified to give you information based on your medical history. Wish you well to find answers. Toni

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I read on this site that low thyroid is common among many of the people, and it certainly has been an issue for me for years. Then I had my cancerous thyroid removed and live on low doses of medication. I am not happy about it but the doctor insists on keeping a certain number low so I don't get more cancer. Maybe I am exhausted because my old body is wearing out. I have a rocker but don't use it much…….yet. Sorry I can't offer any suggestions as I am getting slower and slower as well. Dorisena

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My issues are different but I also experience exhaustion due to a thyroid condition and afib. Although I have spoken to every doctor about feeling exhaustion none of them ever address it. One even told me no one has ever told them this which is very hard to believe. Different groups here have made me realize it might be very connected to your diet. You have to have a healthy diet. I have found this very challenging in the covid world where going to the grocery store is another difficult chore. And you have to exercise also which sounds trite but I have found it does give me energy. I also found some of these home remedies also have helped me. For example, eating foods with cinnamon help. I make an apple pie every other week for the apples and the cinnamon. I also take a zone diet multi-vitamin which is expensive but I feel it helps. When I let any of these things go I feel the effects. I wish i could just find a pill to do all this but have not found it yet. Hope this helps a little.

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Talk to your doctor about this. He/she should be able to help with your situation.

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@elegantgem

My issues are different but I also experience exhaustion due to a thyroid condition and afib. Although I have spoken to every doctor about feeling exhaustion none of them ever address it. One even told me no one has ever told them this which is very hard to believe. Different groups here have made me realize it might be very connected to your diet. You have to have a healthy diet. I have found this very challenging in the covid world where going to the grocery store is another difficult chore. And you have to exercise also which sounds trite but I have found it does give me energy. I also found some of these home remedies also have helped me. For example, eating foods with cinnamon help. I make an apple pie every other week for the apples and the cinnamon. I also take a zone diet multi-vitamin which is expensive but I feel it helps. When I let any of these things go I feel the effects. I wish i could just find a pill to do all this but have not found it yet. Hope this helps a little.

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Speaking of home remedies, I eat unsweetened applesauce and pile on the cinnamon instead of the pie. Also I put cinnamon in orange flavored tea and that tastes pretty good, with Truvia sweetener. You could eat cinnamon more often and be more bold in a strict low carb diet and not feel deprived. The key for me is a lot of variety in my food and lots of flavor besides salt. I add veggies into everything and it looks good as well as tastes good. The money saved by not buying sodas and sweets can be spent on fresh vegetables which don't change the food if you add them to your regular recipes. I like crunchy food but need to chew everything well. Try new things. I also use the electric cart in the grocery which keeps me separated from other customers, and I have stayed well. Dorisena

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