Today I want to talk about how too much sleep for a diabetic can tire you out. Diabetes naturally makes you tired. It could be your medication, lack of exercise, or in my case anemia. There are ways to feel better and have more energy.
Exercise should be the first priority for a diabetic. A simple walk in the park, or around the block will help you sleep better and give you more energy during the day. I also do leg, back and feet exercises before I go to bed with with an exercise flex band.
I also have neuropathy in my feet, so any exercise will help keep the blood flowing, and limit cramping during the night.
Stay away from fried foods, alcohol, and most processed foods. A healthier diet will also help you have more energy, and sleep better.
If you still feel drowsy, check with your doctor about your medication, or if you have anemia, which is a blood disorder which can cause fatigue.
Lastly, try sleeping 7 to 8 hours at night, instead of 9 or 10. You’ll feel much better not oversleeping. Check with you doctors if still feel fatigued for treatments available. Oversleeping can also be a sign of depression. If you feel sad or depressed, seek help from your friends, family or therapist.
My next blog I talk about artificial sweeteners that are the best I’ve found as a diabetic, and the effects the bad ones can have on you. Stay safe and healthy!