How does stress affect my blood sugars?

I worked in the Solid Dose Department for awhile with three very nice people Lisa,Ruth and Shane.

I was new to the group and they were all kind to me!

Lisa and Ruth’s work was excellent,very neat and compliant!

Shane was a hard worker too and I enjoyed being part of their group!

It was nice to work on a different project rather than Inhalations and it gave me another skill set!

How about you do you enjoy learning new skills,please let me know what type of skills you learned,it doesnt have to be work related,it could be anything!

Emotional stress (whether its source is personal, professional, psychological, or social) can affect the blood sugar in a number of ways.

Stress causes a rise in blood sugar levels, which often leads to a need for more insulin or other diabetes medication.

Stress can also affect blood sugar levels by its effect on eating behavior. When under stress, eating habits often change.  It can vary from eating less and losing weight, to eating more or eating at different times, such as during the night.

Also, significant amounts of stress often interrupt established patterns of exercise and leisure sports, which can cause blood sugars to rise.

Furthermore, a person’s diabetes management often suffers during times of stress.

I noticed that people are very stressed lately in this world especially young people they stress about everything!

People on social media get very upset over the smallest things like body image,politics,sports,celebrities and social standing!

The most important thing to remember is that people are all the same,they are all insecure about something!

The most important thing is that people are lovely when you get to know them!

What we have to understand is that people are really nice most of the time it’s just when they are insecure they lash out!

Anyway I just wanted to let you know what I thought!

Would anyone be interested in starting a discussion about this?It would be great if people discussed this and got involved rather than bottling things up inside because that’s what I do!

I hope you dont mind me talking about this I know it is not entirely related to diabetes!

Anyway that’s all I have to say about that topic but I would be interested in what you all think?

The management of one’s diabetes can consume a considerable amount of a person’s time and attention and be a stress in itself.

For this reason, people often reduce their frequency of glucose monitoring and sometimes the number of prescribed pills or injections that they actually take.

Occasionally, this can have serious short-term consequences, but of significant concern is that people under prolonged stress who do not pay close attention to the management of their diabetes open themselves up to an increased risk of the serious long-term complications .

Therefore, if you are a person with diabetes under stress, it is wise to focus on relieving that stress as quickly as possible for the good of your long-term health.

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