Post # 1
So bee’s I most likely have posted something about it before but incase you didn’t know I have type 1 diabetes. :/ BUMMER, right? Well on top of it one of the main symptoms I get from it is being totally drained ALL the time. I want to say noooo to taking a nap so bad right now but honestly after I post this I’m going to nap for an hour or two. Do you bee’s have any tips on getting energy other than energy drinks (does’t work) or energy pills (big no no for me) I wont take anything in pill form unless I HAVE to. So again bee’s thanks for the advice. I just wish I could recharge my battery when it gets around 4-6 oclock and be peppy! But I can’t, so any advice would really help. Also I don’t drink coffee (I do however get a frappe every now and again.) It doesn’t seem to give me any energy, would actual cups of coffee help? Don’t think I am just being a complainy bee right now. I promise it isn’t your “normal” tired. Its extreme tired! I have tons of other symptoms I could rant about, but I wont! The others I am use to. But this having no energy all day is getting to me. Ive had diabetes for almost 8 years now & I don’t think I’ll EVER get use to being tired.
Post # 3
Have you ever had your adrenal glands checked? I had no energy for a long time and had my doctor test my adrenals. I was in the beginning of adrenal fatigue. I’ve been on some vitamins and herbs now for about 6 months and I see a huge difference.
Post # 4
I’m sorry to hear you’re so tired! 🙁
You should try exercise, even if you feel like it’s the last thing you want to do. Exercise can help lower your blood sugar without insulin. It’s because when your muscles are moving, they need a lot of energy.
There’s another thread here somewhere with people doing the 30 day shred video. It’s a tape you can do at home. Give it a try. I think it would be perfect for you.
Or you can go for a walk. Even yoga will help a little. Maybe a swim or dance class?
Also, pay attention to what you are eating for breakfast or lunch. Some foods make me sleepy, no matter what and I’m not diabetic. I think you should avoid coffee for now.
Post # 5
Go outside for a walk with a bottle of water at 4pm.
Sunshine, water, and light exercise really wakes me up. If you have diabetes, you might also want to have a light snack first.
Post # 6
I agree with omgsprinkles Water is a HUGE part of having energy.. especially when you’re body is working through other things.. I don’t have thyroid & even taking thyroid hormone isn’t enough if I’m not drinking enough water and getting enough sunlight.
Light exercise is GREAT too! a brisk walk for 30 minutes will raise all those “energy/feel good” hormones and won’t have the same drop of as running… should be good for awhile.
Getting your body into having more energy is kinda like a process as doing this sparatically won’t really help.. BUT if you walked say MWF and up’d your water daily you’d see a huge difference in just a couple weeks (if even that long)
You should drink ATLEAST half your weight in oz of water a day =)
Hope your nap was good. tehe 😉
Post # 7
Have you talked to your doctor about a vitamin D3 supplement? They have been finding that there is often a decreased level of D3 in women and it can lead to a general feeling of exhaustion. Usually a simple blood test can tell you if your levels are low.
I do not know if this would be effective with diabetes, but it may be worth a quick word next time you go in for a check up.