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Old 10-12-2016, 11:34   #1
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Dear Friends,

I have joined work since July, everything has seemed fine until a few days ago. I feel constantly tired! I am on an LCHF diet and my blood sugar are always in the range of 5.2 - 6.5.

I also have GERD issues, in the past they have made me feel sluggish but ever since I discovered that am diabetic, I think it might be my blood sugars?

Any body else facing the same issue?

I am on Metformine 850 x2, LCHF diet, Blood pressure 100/60, last Hba1C 6.1.

I am also working 9 hrs a day/ 5 days a week.

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Old 10-12-2016, 13:06   #2
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There are so many reasons one can be tired and sluggish. Have you discussed this with your doctor?

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70 yrs. Dx May 2010
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Hi Dixy. As VeeJay says, there can be many causes and to figure out for sure what it is, an appointment with your doctor would be in order.

Are you taking any other medications? Again, this should be discussed with your doctor.

As to your comment about thinking it could be your BG, sluggishness can be from roller coaster BG numbers. Can you tell us what your typical meals and snacks are? How many grams of carbs are you eating per day? Are you getting enough fat to provide sufficient calories? What are your BG numbers running pre and post meal? When are you testing after meals? I am assuming you are counting carbs and have a BG meter.

Think I've had this since 2003. Told I was Type 2 lean on 2/13/12.
a1c 8.8 (8/2011) 5.2 (07/2019)
TC 183 LDL 102 HDL 65 TG 52 (02/20/2020)
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Old 10-14-2016, 00:36   #4
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Sometimes those of us on an LCHF diet forget the HF part, and this can lead to tiredness.

Of course, there are many other culprits, like low B12, low Vitamin D, anemia, and just trying to do too much in a day.

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