Lack of Energy
One of the most common causes of fatigue in people with diabetes is high blood sugar levels,
which can make the body feel sluggish and tired. When blood sugar levels are high, the body
may not be able to effectively convert glucose into energy, leading to a lack of energy.
Additionally, diabetes can cause damage to blood vessels and nerves, which can lead to complications such as peripheral neuropathy. This can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the
limbs, which can make it difficult to exercise and perform daily activities, leading to a lack of
Other factors that can contribute to fatigue in people with diabetes include:
Dehydration: High blood sugar levels can cause increased urination, leading to dehydration,
which can cause fatigue.
Sleep Problems: Diabetes can increase the risk of sleep apnea, which can cause poor sleep
quality and daytime fatigue.
Depression: People with diabetes are at higher risk of depression, which can cause fatigue, lack
of motivation, and other symptoms.
Medications: Some medications used to treat diabetes, such as insulin, can cause fatigue as a
side effect. If you are experiencing fatigue due to diabetes, it is important to speak with your
healthcare provider to determine the underlying cause and develop a treatment plan. This may
involve changes to your diabetes management plan, lifestyle modifications, or medication