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 I can't stop losing weight, what is wrong with me?
People around me are extremely concerned. Every time I go to the shops, I catch people staring at me. My friends and family tell me i'm far too skinny. This would all be fine and uncontrollable ...

 what are some signs of people having diabetes?
plz tell me some signz for diabetes ??...

 How does the body control sugar level to stop us becoming diabetes?

 Does a diabetic person get pregnant?

 Please spell it out for me.......?
Does taking lots of insulin cause weight gain Even if you are eating healthily and exercising?My insulin has gone up by 12-14 units and my glucose levels are way better but Ive put on so much weight.I...

 what can people taking coumadin eat without any side effects?
My father just started taking the medication....he received a list of "What he can't eat" what I need is a list of "What he can eat"....so that it will easier for me to cook ...

 cant somebody explain to me what is elevated lerilouvin?

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a FRIEND asked me this and i too can find in the net.. he said this is what the doctor told him when he had a medical test before going abroad..

maybe this ...

 Am i at risk for diabetes? I have hypoglycemia?
ok i have hypoglycemia. i went to the doc last tuesday and my blood sugar was .69
i dont know if i am at risk for type 1 diabetes or not
i also have only had 1 near faint attack
( i ...

 what are the cares to be taken while traveling a diabetic person?
i am having 164 in random check . i am using 2 glucovance one in morning and other in afternoon. . doctor says now take one only.

and i am feeling dizziness sometimes whats the reason. and ...

 Which is better Freestyle Freedom Lite or just freestyle lite?
I am looking for one to keep at school. Which is better...the light blue freestyle Lite or the dk. blue freestyle Freedom lite?? Why is one better than the other? Thanks so much!...

 what are the symptoms of diabetes?

 Where can i find Insulin Resistance pills?
I'm just wondering where i could find them. Do i need to purchase them online?...

 Pls. advice. glucose-118, HBA1C-6.8, BUN 6 cholestrol 203, HDL 33 CHOL ratio 6.2 Triglycerides 300?
I have no symptoms NO high BP I am non smoker

My dad had a stroke at age 52 and had diabetes. He is now 78.

My age now is 38 years. The higher glucose and cholestrol was ...

I have type one diabeties (take 4 daily injections) and have recently had the following symtoms:
Very bloated
Quite gassy and if i hold it in extreme pain in my stomach
Sore pains in ...

 My first blood test showed 117 , the second one showed 93, both after 8 hours of no food?
Please tell me what happened? My glucose was high in one of the test and then low in the other one, is this normal?
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that means that i have diabetes?...

 Can all Type 2 diabetes be cured?
Ok well for overweight T2's I know that you can reverse it by eating healthy and doing all that stuff. But what about the T2's that aren't overweight? I've heard of T2's that ...

 I am a diabetic, who doesn't eat dairy or eat eggs ( it has always been a texture problem)?
What websites that you know of are good for diabetics who can't eat dairy or eggs. Websites would be better so I can see the makeup of it. Thanks
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 how long does one live after discovering chronic kidney failure?
64 year old male. already has pancretitis, liver disease, gallballder trouble, and renal failure. has been treated medically to try and reverse kidney failure, and now does not wish to have dialysis, ...

 are there any bad side effects to taiking omega 3.6.9?
my daughter is 8 and has autism. started taking it on monday and on wednesday started vomiting in her sleep and she would not wake up when she did it. is there any way that there are connected???? ...

 What are non-diabetic reasons for high blood sugar?
I've recently been experiencing a loss of appetite and irregular sleeping patterns. I went to the clinic yesterday to get checked out, and they ran some blood tests. Today they called me back ...

Does diabetes make you tired and sleepy allot?
Ive been starting to get really sleepy during the day and its messing me up with school. i had to start to go to sleep at 900am but im still really tired. im diabetic and my blood sugar isn't controlled very well (very high) is this because of my diabetes?

john e russo md facm faafp
A comment which I make repeatedly is that in this forum people simply do not provide enough specific information to answer a given question. There is no question that elevated glucose is 'toxic' to the body and that it may cause you to be tired. It is also true that profound rest deprivation may elevate glucose. Thus the question is what do you mean but 'my blood sugar isn't controlled very well' and what do you mean when you say that your blood glucose is 'very high'. People typically feel tired and in general do not feel well when their average glucose readings during the course of the day are above 200 mg/dL (11.1 mmol/L for those not in the US). Obviously the higher the average glucose the worse people feel. It would also be helpful to know whether you are a type 1 or a type 2 diabetic, and your age, gender, height, and weight. If you would like more specific information please email me at johnerussomd@jhu.edu. There is no disease in medicine today where patient education and patient responsibility is more important than with diabetes. You must be in control of your diabetes rather than your physician. Unfortunately, physicians are not 'paid' to educate and sadly the communication skills of physicians over time has deteriorated. Please make certain that when you schedule your next visit with your physician that they set aside sufficient time for a very long talk. I wish you the very best of health and may God Bless.

Yes, high blood sugar can make you tired. If it is running high consistently you need to see the Dr. about insulin or some different meds or you need to drastically cut your carbs. If you have blood sugar so high it is making you tired, it is damaging your body. My whole family except for myself are diabetic, so I've seen it. You can go to sleep and never wake up. You have to get this under control.

high blood sugar can cause increased thirst, more frequent urination, and yes, sleepiness. The best advice I can give to any diabetic is to check your blood sugar regularly and keep good records of it. Some glucose meters even come with computer software that will track it for you. This information will be helpful to your doctor in helping find the right doses of your insulin or other meds.

Mr. Peachy®
More than likely.

Sure, high blood sugar will make you tired. Though if you get used to it being that high it will start feeling normal.

But if your blood sugar is high during the day that much, you have more important things to worry about than being tired. Just do what you need to to bring down those blood sugars, then you'll know.

if your blood sugar is very high. your common findings will be polyuria, polydipsia, and polyphagia. increased urination, thirst and increased hunger. being tired is a sign of uncontrolled diabetes as well. so the answer is yes.. it is because of your diabetes. having diabetes is a serious matter and you should not take it lightly. i am not trying to scare you but if you continue with this bad habit, things will get a lot worst..

just a note.. if someone notices that your breathes is fruity smelling.. see a doctor immediately.. it is a sign of ketoacidosis and needs medical intervention..

you can get this under control...

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