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Type 2 Anxiety

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by ataxpc, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. ataxpc

    ataxpc Type 2 · Member

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    Can anxiety increase blood sugar levels?
     
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    woodywhippet61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes
     
  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    It certainly can. Any high emotion, be it anxiety, grief or depression etc can affect bg. Stress is the big one for me and I wish I could point you toward a method of easing your anxiety but I have yet to find one. If you are troubled by anxiety speak to your GP, there are drugs of course but there are 'Talking Therapies' available in some areas. Best of luck.
     
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  4. woodywhippet61

    woodywhippet61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you are looking for some help regarding anxiety then you could try Mindfulness.
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    Stress can and does cause higher levels
    If it's worrying you, please seek help
     
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  6. ataxpc

    ataxpc Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you all, I’m so great full for the advise, I’m having my yearly review next week and will discuss it further then, now knowing it does has settled me, thanks again, cheers all
     
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