Diabetics cite fatigue as daily challenge

BOCA RATON, Fla. — As many as 85% of people with diabetes identified fatigue as one of their leading daily challenges, according to a recent survey of 8,000 diabetics commissioned by Diabetica Research Solutions.

Only 6% of survey respondents noted, however, that they use energy drinks.

“Chronic fatigue may be symptomatic of [diabetes] and can make it difficult for someone with diabetes to be active enough to control weight and properly self-manage their disease,” stated Richard Corlin, chairman of Diabetica’s diabetes advisory board. "People with poorly controlled diabetes are often dehydrated and vitamin-B-depleted. These can be significant factors causing fatigue."

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