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Is tiredness a symtom of diabetes?

i have been feeling very tired just lately so i checked my blood sugar level this morning before i had anything to eat and it was 8.0. i have a book that came with the machine and it says that normal range should be between 3.9 and 5.8 before breakfast for non-diabetics. i checked it again 10 mins ago and its back down to 6.4 which is within normal range. l have also been getting a lot of headaches. i dont want to bother a doctor and take up their time if theres nothing to worry about but i must admit i am confused as to why my blood sugar levels are up and down like a yo-yo. any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
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I think it is for you guys with simple questions you can ask the doctor here online. It helps you get simple answers for the questions you post, try it out. http://www.healthcaremagic.com/ask-doctor-online, I think it is the problem of the machine and I am not sure.

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