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Does Your Fatigue Stem from Hypoglycemia?

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Hypoglycemia is not just a diabetic issue, it can happen to anyone. I've found that many of my symptoms of my fibromyalgia are directly from my blood sugar dropping. I'm now using diabetic monitors and strips to keep my blood sugar on tract so that I do not show signs of hypoglycemia. It is a long and hard process, one that I'm not used to yet, but I've noticed that by keeping this process going my symptoms are lessening and I'm more in control of my health. Could your symptoms be from hypoglycemia?

The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse shows the symptoms as:
• hunger
• shakiness
• nervousness
• sweating
• dizziness or light-headedness
• sleepiness
• confusion
• difficulty speaking
• anxiety
• weakness
Hypoglycemia can also happen during sleep. Some signs of hypoglycemia during sleep include:
• crying out or having nightmares
• finding pajamas or sheets damp from perspiration
• feeling tired, irritable, or confused after waking up

If you have any of the above symptoms, have your doctor show you how to test your blood sugar and keep a blood sugar logbook. They will also want to test for insulin producing tumors, liver or kidney failure, and other things that can cause hypoglycemia. Keep in mind that these are not the only things that will cause hypoglycemia in non diabetics, but it’s good to check and make sure.

When you are done with your needles and lancets you'll need to know the proper ways to dispose of them. It is a little extra effort, but one that will be worth it when you are better in control of keeping those symptoms at bay.

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