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Fatigue: Why Am I So Tired?

Author: Kate Lee
Source: Consumer Health Interactive

Your body’s primary source of energy is glucose, a sugar found in food. In order to absorb glucose, you need a hormone called insulin, which is produced by your pancreas. If you have diabetes, your pancreas either stops making insulin or doesn’t use it efficiently. With insulin resistance, your body can’t absorb glucose properly, which means you won’t have any energy. In addition to feeling tired, signs of diabetes include being very thirsty and hungry, having to urinate frequently, and losing weight.

How can I get my energy back?

Eat healthy low-carb foods along with quality protein, exercise and keep blood sugar under control. When diet and exercise alone don’t bring blood sugar down sufficiently, investigate natural agents such as: Bitter Melon, Gymnema Sylvestre, Cinnamon Extract, Chromium and Zinc. B Vitamins are also a good choice to put the bounce back in your step and help with carb metabolism too.