The urge to fall asleep is often intense..
Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:11 PM
Often times It's because of a lot of carbs and high sugar, I have to acknowledge that, I just wonder if that's the only reason - it does happen a lot.
Posted 05 June 2011 - 06:25 PM
Current A1C: 6.0%
Diagnosed with LADA June 2008
Animas One Touch Ping March 2009
Dexcom Seven March 2010 --> Dexcom G4 November 2012
Mom to Nicholas born 1/4/14. Ask me about diabetes and pregnancy!
First trimester A1c: 5.7%
Second trimester A1c: 6.1%
Late second trimester A1c (25 weeks): 5.7%
Third trimester A1c (35 weeks): 6.0%
"The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something you know nothing about, but you refuse to investigate" Dr. Wayne Dyer
Posted 05 June 2011 - 06:30 PM
Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:10 PM
Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:58 PM
Posted 06 June 2011 - 12:16 AM
Yes, The same here as I know when I am low when I get to nod off at a unusual time of the day as then I can bet that I am low! I just reach for the jelly beans, Don't bother testing.
If I have a real urge to want to fall asleep, I am usually getting very low. This is always a sure sign for me to test and most of the time I need some carbs.
Right now I am sky high.
Posted 06 June 2011 - 05:13 AM
You didn't mention your normal bedtime and rising times. Maybe you are actually not getting enough rest.
I'm one of those people that sleep from 3am to 5.30am when its time to head to work... And I know that I can very easily take a nap any time of the day.
I contribute both these things to my time in the air force - you'd get your shut-eye whenever it was possible..
dx Type 2 in 1998
Lantus once a day before breakfast,
Novolog with every meal per bolus calculation.
A1C 2/ 9/11:10.0
A1C 4/23/11: 6.8 ! (home)
A1C 5/14/11: 6.6
A1C 6/29/11: 6.3 (home)
A1C 10/15/11: 6.1!
IAB Neg, GAD Low - C-Peptide: 0.9
Received Minimed Revel 723 BLACK 6/10/2011, Pumping Humalog since 6/29/2011.
Posted 06 June 2011 - 06:23 AM
Fatigue can be caused by so many things. I'd suggest you work through the best general doctor you've got to check out a few of the possibilities, such as already suggested. And just do what you can where you can with the BGs: if you know that certain foods stuff your BGs and make you tired: exercise your choice to eat them or not.
As far as the insulin preservative issue goes, if you suspect that, try another insulin, and try and get a doc to take it seriously. I haven't been able to, or to put it another way, they simply don't have alternatives to offer, and I don't get systemic reactions bad enough to seem like a pressing issue for them.
Some essentials for my blood sugar control: dosing via i:c ratio and cf • basal testing when needed • daily 40 minutes moderate exercise (or close) • carbs somewhere below 120g currently • only eating carbs and carb/fat combos that do not cause a problem spike, with or without insulin.
Posted 06 June 2011 - 07:32 AM
Type 1 - 48 years and counting
Pumping since Sept 07 (MM Revel 523)
Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:23 AM
Diabetes can create instances of fatigue, but there are plenty of other causes of fatigue as well. Others have previously mentioned narcolepsy and sleep apnea. If you snore, if you have a bed partner or anyone who has observed what they feel are you having stopped breathing while sleeping, then restarting, or if you've ever woken up with sense of gasping for air, tell those issues to your doctor and you might get sent off for a sleep study to diagnose sleep apnea.
If the fatigue is affecting your life and doesn't improve, again, tell your doctor. Depending upon an initial screening at a sleep center, you might have an overnight study done followed up with a daytime study of a series of naps, where how fast you fall asleep and if you dream in multiple instances could lead to a diagnosis of narcolepsy.
A1c 2/12 -- 5.9%
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