Diabetic Chronic Fatigue
Chronic fatigue is a common condition found amongst individuals with diabetes. It is especially disabling, as it interferes with a person’s ability to live a normal and productive life.
High blood sugar levels, either from a lack of the insulin hormone or from insulin resistance, affect the body’s ability to transport glucose from blood into cells, to then be transformed into cellular energy. Cellular energy is essential in the performance of all bodily functions.
Sudden and intense fatigue is a classic diabetic symptom, but both types of blood sugars, either too high or too low, cause symptoms such as excessive tiredness.
Studies have shown chronic fatigue to be common in patients with type 1 diabetes, but it has not yet been found to be linked to hyperglycemia or glucose variability. Patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue have experienced severe fatigue for a period of at least six months.
Chronic fatigue should not be confused with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disorder in which extreme fatigue cannot be explained by any underlying medical conditions or causes, while chronic fatigue can be traced back to diabetic causes.
Various conditions that commonly occur in diabetics (such as neuropathy, cardiovascular disease, or nephropathy) increase the likelihood of experiencing chronic fatigue.
When is Fatigue Considered Chronic?
Fatigue is considered chronic when severe exhaustion does not disappear with appropriate sleep and rest. Some known causes of fatigue are:
- Diabetes high blood sugar levels can affect the body’s ability to meet its energy needs by directly affecting its ability to gather glucose from blood and into cells.
- As a symptom of low blood glucose levels, patients who are taking stronger diabetic medication, such as insulin, can also experience chronic fatigue
- Blood pressure that is too high or too low can be the cause of your chronic fatigue as well.
There are measures that you can take to combat chronic fatigue. An individual with chronic fatigue is likely to experience a lack of energy, depression in the form of mental fatigue, or difficulty in completing simple, everyday tasks. However, with regular, physical activity, an improved diet, and adequate sleep on a consistent basis, their energy levels will receive a real boost.
Fatigue requires professional attention if it does not improve with lifestyle changes. This can be a sign of a more serious condition or an underlying issue.
Combat Chronic Fatigue
At Trina Health of South Florida, we understand the significant impact chronic fatigue can have on our patient’s lives. It is our goal to find helpful solutions and create treatment plans that will allow our patients to live a happier and healthier life.
When you visit our center to treat diabetic chronic fatigue, our healthcare professionals will conduct a complete evaluation. We will then customize your treatment to fit your specific medical needs. Our team will work tirelessly with you, to improve your quality of life.
Seek some of the best diabetic treatment available today. Visit Koya Diabetes care for help managing chronic fatigue as well as many other diabetic complications. Set up an appointment today by calling us at 040-39565230 or you can click here now for more information.