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How Mr.VK Defeated Diabetes-led Fatigue – A Success Story

Published on: Mar 07, 2024
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Are you constantly tired, no matter how much rest you get or how well you eat? If you’re over 35, this ongoing tiredness might not be due to a hectic schedule or aging. It could be a sign of something more, like diabetes.

Today, we’re going to share a story about someone who faced these very challenges, understand why diabetes might be making you feel so drained, and talk about ways to tackle this tiredness head-on.

Mr. VK’s Battle with Diabetes-Related Tiredness

Here is Mr. VK’s story, a 48-year-old man who had been struggling with Type 2 Diabetes for over a decade. With an HbA1c level at a staggering 12%, far above the normal range (of 5.7%), and battling hypertension, his day-to-day life was far from simple. Here’s a closer look at the obstacles he faced and how they impacted his life:

1. Constant Fatigue and Lethargy

One of the most pressing issues for Mr. VK was his constant state of fatigue. This wasn’t just feeling tired after a long day at work; it was a profound exhaustion that made every task, no matter how small, feel like a mountain to climb.

He often felt dizzy and lethargic, symptoms that are closely linked to high blood sugar levels, affecting his ability to engage in everyday activities and enjoy life.

2. Sleep Troubles Affecting Daily Life

Mr. VK’s sleep was erratic and unrefreshing, contributing significantly to his daytime tiredness. Without a regular sleep schedule, he struggled with restlessness at night and excessive sleepiness during the day.

This disrupted sleep pattern is a classic symptom of unmanaged diabetes, known as Daytime Dysfunction, which made it hard for him to stay focused and perform effectively in his daily tasks.

3. Overwhelmed by the Stress of Daily Life

Managing a demanding job requiring extensive travel and the effort to keep up with personal and health commitments was overwhelming for Mr. VK.

This constant juggling act placed immense pressure on him, exacerbating his health issues and creating a cycle of stress and poor health management.

4. Poor Routine Management

Without a stable routine, Mr. VK found it difficult to manage his time and prioritize his tasks effectively. This chaos contributed to his poor diabetes management, as he often forgot to monitor his blood sugar or take his medications on time.

The lack of a structured daily schedule also made it challenging for him to adopt healthier lifestyle habits that could help control his diabetes and hypertension.

If you’re going through something similar, Mr. VK’s story might sound all too familiar. But here’s the thing: he found a way to turn things around!

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How did Fitterfly help turn Mr. VK’s fatigue around?

We started with a simple explanation: “Your diabetes is closely linked to how tired you feel. It’s normal for people with fluctuating sugar levels to feel this way.

But don’t worry, we can work through this together.”  This relieved Mr. VK, who hadn’t realized how much his diabetes affected his energy and mood.

Now, our next goal was to tackle his exhaustion, for which we introduced Mr. VK to several strategies:

Personalized Interventions for Fatigue Management

1. Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation

We showed him how to relax his muscles, one group at a time. This technique eased his stress, helped him sleep better, and kept his blood pressure in check.

2. Breathwork Techniques

With exercises like resonance breathing and 30-second breathing, we helped Mr. VK find a calm and balanced state. These simple breathing adjustments made a big difference in managing his fatigue.

3. Decision Making and Problem Solving

We taught Mr. VK a special technique called Within 7 Breaths for quick reflection and decision-making. Thought journaling became his tool to let go of negative thoughts, and we worked on improving his communication to manage his relationships better.

4. Using Mood Tracker on the Fitterfly App

Mr. VK regularly used the Fitterfly app, which became crucial in managing his condition. The app’s Mood Tracker feature was especially helpful; it allowed him to record his mood at any given moment and then offered customized suggestions to address the specific mood he was experiencing.

How Fitterfly’s Interventions Impacted Mr. VK’s Tiredness & Diabetes

Thanks to his effort and our Personalized Diabetes Care Plan, Mr. VK saw amazing changes.

His HbA1c level went down to 6.9 mg/dl, a big improvement in managing his diabetes. He began to feel more energetic, his mood became more stable, and he slept much better.

Today, he is able to spend more time doing activities he enjoys, like going for a walk with his wife after coming back from work, playing table tennis during the weekend, and going for nature walks.

What Can You Do To Manage Diabetes-related Tiredness?

What worked for Mr. VK can work for you, too, if you’re facing similar challenges. Here are some practical steps inspired by his journey:

  • Find Your Routine: Consistency is key. Try to sleep, wake up, and eat simultaneously every day.
  • Move More: Even light exercise can boost your energy and mood.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink water throughout the day to help manage blood sugar levels.
  • Take Time to Unwind: Whether it’s breathing exercises or a hobby, find ways to reduce stress.
  • Monitor Your Health: Regular check-ups and monitoring tools can help you stay on top of your diabetes and make necessary lifestyle adjustments.

Tired because of diabetes? You’re not alone! At Fitterfly, we can help you feel more energetic like we helped Mr. VK.

Simple tips, easy tricks, and our expert coach’s advice can make a big difference. Ready to feel better? Just give us a missed call 08069450746

 

Disclaimer

This blog provides general information for educational and informational purposes only and shouldn't be seen as professional advice.

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