Do you feel tired always? No energy ? Feeling fatigued….
One of the most common symptoms of someone entering into diabetic (Type II) state is a feeling of being tired most of the time. We mistake that symptom for something else and at times ignore them. Well, if you are over 40 years of age or obese and heavy in the mid section then it is time to get a medical checkup.
Most people do not realise that they are probably “insulin resistant” and metabolism is becoming an issue. Once the metabolism syndrome sets in, host of diseases start kicking in. The easiest way to test if you are insulin resistant is thru a medical test known as ” Fasting Insulin” or serum Insulin test. This is not an expensive blood test and usually costs the same as the HbA1C test. The Insulin level test will indicate if your insulin hormone levels are elevated.
Why Do Diabetics feel weak and low on energy?
Technically speaking, glucose does not enter into the cell thru the Insulin key receptors and our power house (Mitochondria) does not have fuel to create ATP (adenosine triphosphate) causing Mitochondrial Dysfunction. Low levels of ATP from mitochondria means there is no energy being released by the cell. Once, there is no energy released by the cell then the body starts showing symptoms of tiredness. This is known as “Diabetic Fatigue“.
What mistakes do people when they encounter “Diabetic Fatigue”?
MOM Sense becomes active! Are you eating properly? So, we start entering into a feeding spree. You may end up eating more than 3-4 times in a day. Added to it, if you add more Carbohydrates, Sugar/Fructose to your in take, then there is a good chance that your Insulin levels will start peaking up. Leptin levels will go up as well. You may end up gaining extra kgs of weight and add up layers to your mid waist and bulk up. The fat layers vary based on gender and body type as well. Added to this, if you lead a sedentary life and poor sleep pattern, you add up to the complexity.