Diabetes Wiki

Fatigue means weariness or exhaustion that keeps you from operating at your normal energy level.

Everybody gets tired once in a while, so it's easy to overlook -- but experiencing fatigue regularly affects your mood, and it can hurt your work and your social life.

Fatigue may be caused for a variety of reasons including lack of sleep, depression, infections, cancers, problems associated with low metabolism, anemia, and diabetes. Some of the most common symptoms of fatigue are breathlessness, changes in weight, sweating at night, and excessive thirst. To avoid fatigue, it's essential to lead a balanced life with adequate sleep, exercise, and good diet. If fatigue continues for more than two to three weeks, it's always advisable to seek immediate medical assistance to ascertain the exact reasons and get proper treatment.


In many cases, you may be leading a healthy life -- stress-free, with some exercise and a balanced diet. Everything seems all right -- but a sense of fatigue continues, and never leaves. It's really a cause for worry.

Moreover, if the continued fatigue continues with a couple of other classical symptoms of diabetes like excessive thirst, frequent urination and sudden weight loss, coupled with increased appetite and a craving for sweet foods, it's certainly time to seek an appointment with your physician. Fatigue is often an early warning sign leading to a diagnosis of diabetes.


Any treatment of diabetes fatigue will require you to maintain your blood sugar at normal levels. Medicines, if any, should be taken regularly; food intake should be controlled; and a regular life style should be maintained.