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What Advice Do You Have For Others About Managing Fatigue?

What Advice Do You Have For Others About Managing Fatigue?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I personally try to avoid fatigue by often taking breaks from work to home. On my lunch break if I'm feeling tired there's a quiet place where I can sleep for 30 minutes but mostly I enjoy going outside for some fresh air which rejuvenates me and eating a small 🍎 also gives me more energy and drinking plenty water. I find myself not sluggish or fatigued when I eat a light meal and simply having some alone time to just relax or meditate or talking to someone who is positive and uplifting of joy or laughter. I simply just want to carry my happiness to all throughout my day of making others feel better know matter what you're going through but I'm understanding of your emotions or feelings. I give empathy to those in need. I chose happiness for me even when the πŸ™ appears and it does but I take slow deep breaths and I began to be me again and not that devil 😈 who is looking to still my 😊. Getting home from work I greet my family but I'm allowed 30 minutes to myself just to shower and relax before doing anything else praise God πŸ™πŸ’– before doing anything else. I don't have to rush to cook because we can cook in my home so we don't wait for a specific person to cook and we all clean after ourselves in the kitchen. We have disagreements but we all know with communication that we must have a positive solution for our family of 3: Me, hubby and daughter 18 years old also my two sons although not living with us. If I have yell or argue, I'm walking away so that I don't regret words I can't take back and this has been effective for me and later when I was calm I talked to the person to speak my emotions usually something I didn't like that you said and to make peace with ourselves versus going to a supervisor. As adults we should be able to communicate and figure things out and mostly we do. We all have to respect each other.
Have a blessed night Everyone πŸ˜„β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ™!

posted 2 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Balance your carb intake over the day to try and keep the number of carbs as even as possible from meal to meal.

Doing so gives you more "consistent" (not better) energy throughout the day since carbs are a source of "energy".

Staying consistent stops the extreme highs and extreme lows surrounding meals.

I eat 4 meals a day spaced about 4 hours apart and attempt to keep each as close as possible to 25 carbs - so I have tighter sugar ranges over the course of the day and when your energy level is "consistent" then you can adapt instead of getting a "jolt" and then crashing and remaining in a lull until the next time you "add fuel"....

posted 2 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Have your doctor check your magnesium level. It is common for diabetics to become deficient in magnesium. If you are you can get oral supplements but based on my own research I feel topical magnesium is better absorbed then oral supplements. Low levels of magnesium can give you fatigue and muscle cramps

posted about 1 month ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I have been following a high fat, low carb (HFLC) diet for over a year and have more energy than I know what to do with. Very seldom feel fatigue. Eating carbs are literally poison to the system.
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posted 2 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I’m a napper. I feel like they are under appreciated! I try to plan my day as best as anyone can and if I don’t get it all done I don’t. Use the spoon method. I do the best I can with the energy I have and let the chips fall where they may. You will find that some things that seems important really aren’t. Best to you!

posted 2 months ago
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