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I m a student and all the time I feel very sleepy & it z extreme after a meal. My TFT is normal. Please help me out. I sleep 5.5 hrs a night & 2 hrs/day?

I m a student and all the time I feel very sleepy & it z extreme after a meal. My TFT is normal. Please help me out. I sleep 5.5 hrs a night & 2 hrs/day?

Sleep apnea: Please see your physician to see if your need a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea. Do you snore at night? You may need to be treated with CPAP to prevent hypopnea and deoxygenation at night. Sleep apnea leads to daytime drowsiness and can eventually lead to heart failure in some cases. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get kind of sleepy after big meals? This is happening to me more often, but I'm concerned because my mom has type II diabetes.

Is it normal to get kind of sleepy after big meals? This is happening to me more often, but I'm concerned because my mom has type II diabetes.

Definately normal: After a big meal all the blood goes to your stomach so it's normal to feel a little tired...also depending on what you eat you may tend to feel more or less tired. Typically a diet high in fats and carbohydrates takes a little more energy to digest so you may tend to feel more tired. ...Read more

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Symptoms of diabetes in athlete? 17. super sleepy even if I have a full meal after exercise, bounding pulse, higher hr with exertion than usual.

Symptoms of diabetes in athlete? 17. super sleepy even if I have a full meal after exercise, bounding pulse, higher hr with exertion than usual.

Diabetes Sx?: 18 F notes: Symptoms of diabetes in athlete? 17. super sleepy even if I have a full meal after exercise, bounding pulse, higher hr with exertion than usual. ANS: These are not symptoms of diabetes. Keep a diary of this and discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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As soon I eat a meal I start feeling very sleepy infact very very sleepy. Is it sign of stuff like diabetes etc?

As soon I eat a meal I start feeling very sleepy infact very very sleepy. Is it sign of stuff like diabetes etc?

IT MAY BE A SIGN: Your pancreas may be having to produce excess amounts of Insulin to control your meal carbs/sugar spike. I wish Insulin wouldn't lower blood sugar... It would be the best sleep medicine ever. Please see your doctor and review these concerns. ...Read more

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What can I do if my fasting sugar is 106 and 2 hours later after a meal 110. Is this pre diabetes?

What can I do if my fasting sugar is 106 and 2 hours later after a meal 110. Is this pre diabetes?

Technically the: Fasting (if a lab sugar) is in the prediabetes range, but not the post meal. However, why are you worried about that it's called. It's all a progression from obesity -> Insulin resistance -> pre diabetes -> true diabetes. Why wait for the name to change. Start to protect yourself now with education, diet, exercise, weight loss and prevention. Don't wait until after the fact. ...Read more

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Can diabetes be cause for elevated resting heart rate and exercise heart rate, as well as extreme sleepiness/fatigue after exercise and bounding pulse?

Can diabetes be cause for elevated resting heart rate and exercise heart rate, as well as extreme sleepiness/fatigue after exercise and bounding pulse?

Diabetes: Yes diabetes could be an issue. You must make an appointment to see a diabetes doctor and plan to get everything under control. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could having diabetes, UTI and BV make you really sleepy?

Please tell me, could having diabetes, UTI and BV make you really sleepy?

The diabetes: Is more likely to be causing you to feel sleepy. When your body is fighting an infection - your blood sugars can go out of whack. Have you checked your blood sugars? ...Read more

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Always tired, sleepy. Poor appetite. Thinking n't organized & hard to concentrate. Very slow actvty. No diabetes. How to know what's really wrong?

Always tired, sleepy. Poor appetite. Thinking n't organized & hard to concentrate. Very slow actvty. No diabetes. How to know what's really wrong?

Talk to doctor: There are many probable causes of your problem. It could be psychological or it may be other diseases like thyroid problem. Talk to your doctor and he/she may run tests if necessary, but the doctor who knows you well can get to the bottom of it all. ...Read more

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After every meal I feel myself sleepy. What should I do?

After every meal I feel myself sleepy. What should I do?

Rest: If you're tired, you should rest. If you're exhausted after meals, maybe your meals could be a tad smaller. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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My wife has diabetes lately she has be feeling tired and sleepy?

My wife has diabetes lately she has be feeling tired and sleepy?

Too many things....: High blood sugar, anemia, hypo or hyperthyroid, heart disease, lung disease, sleep disorders, anxiety, infection, inflammatory disease. You have given us too few symptoms to narrow this down. She needs a good history and exam and a few labs to help narrow this down. ...Read more

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I am often cold and tingling. I'm always sleepy, and have trouble staying alert. Does that sound like diabetes?

I am often cold and tingling. I'm always sleepy, and have trouble staying alert. Does that sound like diabetes?

See your GP: First see you gp. After evaluation he may need to refer you to some specialist. Your symptoms do not necessarily mean diabetes. ...Read more

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After every meal, even small meals, an whilst in the middle if eating a meal, I get very very sleepy & have to nap, I'm generally tired all the time?

After every meal, even small meals, an whilst in the middle if eating a meal, I get very very sleepy & have to nap, I'm generally tired all the time?

Not necessarily bad: It is physiologically normal for the body to slow down and get sleepy after each meal and even want to take a nap. The mexicans got it right when they invented the word "siesta." perfect example of a social norm that mimics how the body slows down after meals and takes a break. Being tired, however, more than just around meals may indicate other issues. Talk with your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Once I eat pasta or chocolate or something that is don with a lot of oil, I suddenly feel tiered and sleepy!? Any explanation? My dad have diabetes

Once I eat pasta or chocolate or something that is don with a lot of oil, I suddenly feel tiered and sleepy!? Any explanation? My dad have diabetes

Check sugar: Yes you might need to have your sugar checked, after you finish eating, and start felling sleepy. There is some condition when a patient sugar suddenly drop after a heavy meal, or high carb or sugar food. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I feel extremely sleepy after lunch. My father and uncle have diabetes and my grandfather had diabetes. Any connection? Please help. I'm worried. 18yr

I feel extremely sleepy after lunch. My father and uncle have diabetes and my grandfather had diabetes. Any connection? Please help. I'm worried. 18yr

Sleepy: Fatigue post eating can definitely be a signal of blood sugar and Insulin issues. I would have your physician check your blood for fasting blood sugar and Insulin and then 2 hour post prandial (after 80 grams sugar) blood sugar and Insulin levels. I would also check triglycerides and vldl levels. This combination will usually pick up early issues. ...Read more

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Why do we always feel sleepy aftr a heavy meal?

Blood rerouted: It is because your blood is being rerouted to the abdomen to help in digestion and to move digested products through the body. ...Read more

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Once I eat pasta or chocolate or something that is don with a lot of oil, I suddenly feel tiered and sleepy!? Is that diabetes?

Once I eat pasta or chocolate or something that is don with a lot of oil, I suddenly feel tiered and sleepy!? Is that diabetes?

Diabetes?: The only way you will know if you have diabetes is to see your doctor and have your blood sugar measured. Very likely to be OK and you can relax. If you are found to have diabetes the management is worrying as you start but gets under control fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Doc why everytime I have a nice home cooked meal and I get pretty full I get so sleepy 10 minutes later. I weight 210 pounds im 5'7 am I obese?

Doc why everytime I have a nice home cooked meal and I get pretty full I get so sleepy 10 minutes later. I weight 210 pounds im 5'7 am I obese?

Sleep medicine: This is normal. The autonomic nervous system is diverting most of the blood flow to the digestive system to work on digestion. Heavily proteinaceous meals will elevate the blood levels of certain Amino Acid like triptophan. This increases the synthesis of serotonin which will make you feel relaxed and sleepy. Reducing portions helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone with diabetes feels tired and feels sleepy all the time?

What does it mean when someone with diabetes feels tired and feels sleepy all the time?

Poor control?: Hi. I really can't say because a million things including nothing could cause those symptoms. But certainly if the sugars are high all the time, those symptoms are very common. Control your diabetes tightly, eat healthily, and exercise regularly. Good luck! ...Read more

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