What is the difference between the fatigue a non-diabetic person would experience after consuming sugar and the type of fatigue someone with insulin resistance would experience? I figure it's different for everyone, but any insight on some of the general signs of being diabetic would be helpful.
I am a 26 year old female with a BMI of about 21-22. I eat a vegetarian (though not particularly healthy - very carb-heavy) diet and am not particularly active. Sometimes after consuming refined sugar I begin to feel so fatigued that I can barely stay awake. Today at work I ate some candy (bad idea) and shortly after was struggling to even keep my eyes open. I was not tired before the candy. This is a recurring issue. My grandmother had diabetes type 2 but neither of my parents do. Just wondering if this could be a sign of insulin resistance/high blood sugar or if this is different than what people with diabetes experience. Also I apologize if I used any of the terminology incorrectly here.
The only way to know for sure is to have your blood sugar tested. I would recommend speaking with your doctor about your symptoms. If your blood sugar is elevated, you are going to have to make some dietary changes. You could try making them now and start to decrease the amount of carbs in your diet. Instead of the candy bar, you could try a snack high in protein which will not cause your blood sugar to spike and then drop. Some snacks that are high in protein are hummus, peanut butter, you can dip veggies or fruit. There are also protein bars which are quick and easy like a candy bar. However, be careful with these, many are so loaded with sugar they are candy bars in disguise.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.