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Why does diabetes cause fatigue?

Everyone experiences fatigue at one time or another. The combination of having too much to do and not enough sleep is a common problem. But if you have diabetes, your cells are also starved for glucose (sugar) -- your body's main source of energy. When glucose stays in your bloodstream rather than being used by your cells, you can end up feeling very tired. And if you're making nightly trips to the bathroom, you'll be even more exhausted.

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