When our blood sugar levels fall below normal, the resulting hypoglycemia causes a release of adrenalin and cortisol into our body in an attempt to stimulate the liver to release glucose. After so many years of D, the liver quits storing glucose, but the adrenalin and cortisol response carries on, according to my Endo. This can exhaust our adrenals in time but also presents more health challenges every time these 2 hormones flood our systems, i.e. anxiety, weight gain, fatigue and depression. I have experienced countless lows in 31 years of D and think that I am suffering the effects of stress hormone overload. Can anyone else relate to this?
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