How to Avoid Feeling Fatigue as a Diabetic

If you find yourself often tired and ready to fall asleep, diabetes can be the culprit. When your blood sugar spikes, it slows down your circulation. When blood sugar is low, you lack energy.

Here's how to beat the mid-day fatigue that might be due to diabetes.

Eat Small, Frequent Meals

Keeping your meals small helps avoid blood sugar spikes. Eating more frequently helps eliminate the problem of running out of fuel mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Lean proteins and plenty of fresh vegetables will also give your body the nutrients it needs to get moving.

Drink Water

Fatigue can sometimes be due to dehydration. Rather than running for something to eat, try grabbing a bottle of water. Better yet, always keep a bottle with you and nurse it through the day.

Get Plenty of Exercise

The more energy you use, the more you will have, so don't skip that gym. Ideally, you should be getting at least 30 to 60 minutes per day of physical fitness.

Make Sure You're Sleeping

A busy lifestyle can cause a lot of people to skip on the sleep, which is not good. If you think you are getting enough (or too much) sleep, talk to your doctor-- diabetes often goes hand-in-hand with sleep apnea, which can prevent you from getting a proper, deep sleep.

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