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Stress and bg

Discussion in 'Prediabetes' started by jumbleannie1VDJQ, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. jumbleannie1VDJQ

    jumbleannie1VDJQ · Well-Known Member

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    I have just been going through a really stressful period at work, (waiting to see if my shop would be kept open, staffing level problems, and a disciplinary hearing), and my Bs levels have gone totally nuts. Normally I never go above 9.5 after eating and am usually below 6.5 at two hours, but the day before the hearing I was at 10.3 an hour and a half after my dinner. Has anyone else noticed a raise like this? The whole thing has left me feeling like I am on a knife edge, even though I was found innocent, and I just can't seem to function normally, nor can my pancreas. :cry: Thinking of calling it a day and giving in my notice, may be worth it to stop my Bs staying at silly levels. Want to stay pre diabetic not full blown.
     
  2. MaryJ

    MaryJ · Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    It is very common for stress levels to affect your BG's. Glad everything went ok for you. Handing in your notice, esp if you've not got job to go to could prove even more stressful.

    It could be better to find stress coping strategies - easy to say I realise.

    Good luck

    Mary x
     
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    Grazer · Well-Known Member

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    Stress makes the body release cortisol from the adrenal glands, the main purpose of which is to increase Blood glucose levels. Hence your readings! Not sure what the answer is to avoiding stres for you, yoga? Bit of meditation? Not taking the mick here, these things have been shown to reduce stress.
     
  4. jumbleannie1VDJQ

    jumbleannie1VDJQ · Well-Known Member

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    Managing to calm down. Yoga not for me, tried it once and ended up with headache. :lol: Find Zumba has a good effect on both bs & stress. Also have a vodoo doll on my pc and sticking pins in helps. Gorra see vampire tommorrow for annual blood test, hoping it ain't too bad, but not really expecting miracles. Went fron 6.9 to 6.4 last one, but had a good year. This year had bereavemants, work hassles and trying to give up smoking, so not been the greatest stress wise, and as I say it does seem to be a big trigger for me.
     
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