I need help controling my Blood Glucose levels when I am stressed. Any Suggestions?

By angie2002 Latest Reply 2011-03-22 07:54:23 -0500
Started 2011-03-19 21:26:33 -0500

I have had T2 Diabetes since 2006. Usually I have no problems managing my stress but here within the past year whenever I cause myself to get too stressed out my BG levels will spike (sometimes so bad that I've had to be hospitalized because my levels hit over 400.

I dont know what to do to control it. I would greatly appreciate any tips or tricks that might be beneficial.

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Kirla 2011-03-19 21:56:16 -0500 Report

This is what has helped me. Good luck.

Feb 2009 I was diagnosed with a fasting blood sugar of 366 and A1C of 14.1. Started to eat a salad every day at supper. Also started to eat lots of low carb vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, spinach, pickles and sauerkraut. Started to drink 8+ glasses of water every day.

I then bought a meter and started to test my blood sugar before and after each meal. At first I was testing 2 hours after each meal and when my numbers dropped a lot I started testing 1 hour after meals. I was testing 5-7 times a day. I cut back or eliminated foods that spiked my blood sugar more than 50 points after eating.

By testing I found that foods like bread and most foods made of grains along with pasta, rice, corn, potatoes, oatmeal, cereals, chips, crackers, cakes, cookies, candy, soda, fruits, fruit juices, milk and most foods that contain more than 5-6 net carbs per serving as found on the package label all spiked my blood sugar. Some people can cut back on these foods and some people like me have to stop eating them.

After about 6-8 weeks my blood sugar readings were almost normal levels. After 7 weeks I quit all meds and my numbers continued to get better and better.

I found by reducing and eliminating high carb starchy foods helped me a lot. By adding small amounts of chicken, beef, pork or a hard boiled egg to my meals helped reduce blood sugar spikes also.

Good luck

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