Is Your Blood Sugar Making You Tired?

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With busy lives, keeping up with our health needs can be hard. And you can feel tired of striving toward goals. But, if you have constant fatigue, it could be more than just the hustle and bustle that’s wearing you down. Up to 68 percent of people with blood sugar concerns have fatigue. Fatigue is defined as continually feeling tired regardless of sleep, exercise or diet.

When a person experiences a blood sugar spike, their body tries to respond with insulin to balance their system. However, if your body can’t respond with enough insulin or responds poorly, it pulls from fat to create energy instead. This causes a loss of phosphate in the body that leads to fatigue.  

If fatigue sets in after eating, it can be a sign of blood spikes. The symptom can be prevented by avoiding blood spikes through balanced meals, reducing stress, getting sleep and regular exercise.

Tryptophan is the chemical in milk and turkey that makes you sleepy after eating. It also helps the gut and reduces inflammation. However, if you feel tired after every meal, it’s not a signal that the helpful chemical is present. People often associate “sugar highs” with a mental picture of being bouncy. But, in reality, high sugar levels can leave you feeling sleepy.

If you feel sleepy after eating, take a look at your blood sugar. You might be experiencing spikes without realizing it. Taking care of yourself and staying on top of your blood sugar health is essential. Speak to your doctor about your concerns and any changes you should make to your routine. Adding more steps to your day, cutting back on certain foods or increasing fiber in your meals could be a big help.

Fatigue isn’t a sign of blood sugar concerns most people look for. But it’s something to be aware of. Listening to your body and paying attention to how you feel can help you live a healthy, happy life. January is a great time to reassess your health and set your goals for the year to come. Examine how you’re doing and decide where to be by the end of 2024. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step!

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