Surprisingly, one of the symptoms of diabetes or pre-diabetes is excessive sleepiness. But the cause of it is probably different than you’d guess.
You’d think that a high blood sugar would create a “sugar rush”, which would give you a boost of energy. Right?…
That is true initially – especially if you’re healthy and you don’t have insulin problems. But if you aren’t, then things are different for you.
What Causes High Blood Sugar?
A high blood sugar emerges when there isn’t enough insulin to manage it, or when the insulin is not effective enough because your body is “insensitive” to insulin.
Insulin is a hormone produced by your pancreas and it’s needed to transport glucose and sugar from the blood to all the cells in your body. When cells receive the correct amount of sugar, they create energy.
Why You Feel Tired
When you feel tired, it’s because you either
- don’t have enough energy (glucose) reaching your cells because your body is no longer secreting the proper amount in insulin … or
- your body is just “insensitive” to the insulin and just doesn’t recognize or feel it.
Does this make sense?…
If your pancreas is unable to produce a sufficient amount of insulin, or if you are not reacting properly to insulin, your cells won’t receive the right amount of glucose that they need to produce energy.
The result is that you feel tired all the time, you become forgetful, you can’t think clearly and many people become moody.
So… no sugar rush, but the exact opposite and many times, a “sugar crash”.
What About High Blood Sugar
There are even more factors that can make you feel tired when you have high blood sugar from eating the wrong TYPE or AMOUNT of foods.
When your blood sugar goes too high, your kidneys are working overtime to eliminate the excess of glucose and sugar from your blood. This makes you tired in 2 major ways:
- First, you lose energy because you are overworking your kidneys, and
- Secondly, you will urinate much more often, therefore you will be dehydrating, and this will make you feel drowsy, tired and sluggish.
If You Don’t Fix This, You’ll Become Diabetic!
I know your initial goal is to prevent the “sleepiness” from having high blood sugar levels. But MY long-term goal for you is to normalize your blood sugar so you don’t become diabetic in the future!
You don’t want your blood sugar to be LOW (hypo) or HIGH (hyper).
"What Can I Do To Fix This and Get Healthy Again?"
With some minor life-style changes, you can see and feel big improvements quickly. Here are some things you should focus on:
- Lose Unwanted Fat This may not be fun, but it’s very important and it’s the first step in keeping your glucose in check.
- Eat Better – Natural Foods This means “lower glycemic” foods, less carbohydrates, healthy proteins and fats. It also means to stay AWAY from processed, man-made foods. Also, make sure you eat often – smaller meals throughout the day to stabilize your blood sugar and have lots of fiber as well.
- Exercise Daily – Aerobic & Anaerobic Exercise utilizes the carbohydrates you eat, so it keeps your blood sugar stable. Having more muscle also improves insulin sensitivity, which means less insulin is needed.
- Proper Supplementation There are specific natural herbs, vitamins and minerals that can help stabilize your blood sugar, while also improving insulin sensitivity.
Simply making some small adjustments in each of these categories will mean fast results for you. Which means more energy, less body fat, better cognition and you'll simply look and feel YOUNGER!
What You Should Do Next
Managing your blood sugar is probably one of the most important aspects to health, longevity and disease prevention.
Unfortunately, it can sometimes get confusing or you might feel overwhelmed with too much information -- what to DO or NOT do.
Because this is such an important topic, I’ve created a special page to help give you proven solutions and options, and eliminate the confusion - so you can have healthy blood sugar levels at any age.