I’ve had type 1 diabetes for 23 years, with an A1C of 6.2-7.0 for most of that time. Although my A1C has been pretty good for a long time, I used to have a lot of wild swings in blood sugar throughout the day. Over the last few years, my blood sugars have been more stable and my A1C has been around 6.2, with blood sugars in range 70%+ of the time. I know this could be better, but it doesn’t seem bad enough to cause this much sleepiness. I also have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, which is well managed/medicated. I always ask about my thyroid, but it’s always within normal range. Whenever routine blood tests are performed, nothing remarkable is ever found.
For most of my life, outside of diabetes itself, I’ve been fortunate enough
to stay pretty healthy except that I often feel out of it/unfocused and spacey, my energy levels are never great and I urinate frequently, every 30 minutes or so, whether or not my blood sugars are high. I drink 3-4 cups of coffee or espresso drinks every day and drink sugar-free, caffeine-free soda or flavored water throughout the day, in addition to regular water- I take in more than enough fluids for my size. I make sure not to drink caffeine after 2 pm so that it doesn’t mess with my sleep. I exercise for ~30 minutes, 5-6 days a week. My diet is mostly meat, cheese, nuts/seeds, garden oils, lots of vegetables and a small amount of fruit (usually between 50 and 100 g of carbs a day). I’m overweight, but not obese and working on losing weight now, with a normal/conservative calorie reduction on a daily basis.
Please let me know if you guys can think of anything. Thank you.