Always tired and sleepy?
Did you stay up late last night and watch a movie or go to a party? Or does it just feel like it? If your find yourself always being tired and can’t explain why, you should examine your lifestyle. Are you eating all the right foods and getting plenty of exercise and rest? If so and your still feeling tired all the time, it could be a sign of diabetes.
If you have diabetes your body is unable to produce glucose which gives you energy so it starts to use other parts of your body for fuel; such as excess fat. This causes your body to work harder and to consume more energy, leaving you feeling more tired. This also can explain rapid weight loss, since your body is burning a lot more fat than its use to.
Another sign of diabetes is infections. If you start to get them more frequently, that could be a cause for concern. Infections such as yeast infections, urinary tract infections and skin infections are some of the more common symptoms. This is also related to poor healing, as the immune system is being suppressed. Presence of glucose in the tissues also helps speed along the growth of bacteria. This can be indicator of poor blood sugar control, which leads to diabetes.