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Stress

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Bakerjass, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. Bakerjass

    Bakerjass Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi all I cannot believe how stress raises bg levels as I found out yesterday not good!
     
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    dancer Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately it can also lower blood sugars.

    Normal stress always raises my blood sugar but severe stress (when my mother died) gave me hypos.
     
  3. Bakerjass

    Bakerjass Type 1 · Active Member

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    Life can be hard.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    It can really mess the body and the mind up, severe worry and stress gives me autoimmune conditions as well.
     
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    AloeSvea Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It is a real ****** indeed that diabetes is one of those conditions that stress really impacts, and not in a good way. My own feeling is stress is a fact of life - so the key is to manage it better, rather than imagining life without it. (Sigh. Wouldn't that be nice?) (And alas, I do waste time imagining life without it!) It's about the ticker-health really - keeping cardio vascular events and strokes at bay. I've been going through a particularly stressful period lately, and thinking it through, in relation to my diabetes-heart thing. Walking has been good right from the diabetes-diagnosis start for me. Getting out in nature and all that. Breathe in the air. Look at the leaves - that kind of thing. Now I am thinking meditation. As in kick-starting it again.

    Also - watching a good comedy on the box or at the movies! Laughing is very good for lowering stress. And common garden variety socialising - hanging out with friends. My BG levels get wonderfully low (well - comparatively!) after i do that a while.
     
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    Stress messes up my Bg levels like nothing else. Few years back i found out i have a slow digestive process and got a scuffed stomach (don't know how to translate it better) as the result of stress. Now i get aches like nothing else in the stomach region, first time i had it i thought i had a collapsed lung or bruised a rib or something. Now during a stressy period i get it often and my bg's are higher than usual.
     
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