Why Diabetes Cause Fatigue
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Fatigue is a common symptom of diabetes and can result from high blood sugar levels and other symptoms and complications of the condition. Some lifestyle changes can help a person manage diabetes fatigue.
Fatigue is different from being tired. When a person is merely tired, they usually feel better with rest. When a person has persistent fatigue, rest may not relieve their feelings of exhaustion and lethargy.
According to the American Diabetes Association, research shows that 61 percent of people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes report fatigue as a symptom. Also, the same study found that fatigue is the second most common symptom in this group.
In this article, we look at the reasons why diabetes can cause fatigue and how to manage fatigue. We also cover other possible cause of fatigue and when to see a doctor.