glucose level rise when stressed or menses?

By nurmala Latest Reply 2011-10-11 22:46:18 -0500
Started 2011-07-24 12:53:43 -0500

hi everyone,

my name is nurmala from perth, australia. i'm a type 2 diabetic.

just wanted to know-does your blood glucose level pike when your stressed/depressed or/and have your period?

just noticed mine piked 15 mmoL this morning before sleep, 10.7 before breakie which was after 10ish but is now 8.4mmoL 2 hours after dinner.

still struggling to have it under 10 after 2 weeks.

7 replies

annesmith 2011-10-11 22:46:18 -0500 Report

My blood sugar rises dangerously high during my monthly every month—-it goes from around 200 up to the 300s , 400s, and 500s——ANNE

daydreamer630 2011-07-25 18:36:56 -0500 Report

Any kind of stress on your body causes your BG to "mess up". You see when you're stressed mentally or physically your body recognizes it as an attack on the body. When that happens those adrenaline (momma liftin car off baby) kicks in to help fight. When that happens your body uses your glucose stores to create "energy" to fight the battle. Of course our body's don't know there's not a eminent threat, so the glucose is absorbed and there's an elevated BG. Now everybody reacts differently to different stresses so its also possible to see a low.

jayabee52 2011-07-24 20:15:37 -0500 Report

I understand that when one's body and/or mind is stressed it does have an effect on your BG readings. I have seen other discussions where some folks reported going higher when under stress, and others reported their numbers were lowered. It depends on the person. Not having ever had an "Aunt Flo" I have nothing to report, but if it is stressful, I would expect it would have an effect on one's BG numbers too.

I have had success lowering my numbers with a low carb, high protein eating plan which includes low glycemic index veggies, and smaller amounts of low glycemic fruits. I've had good success with that.

Should you try it, I pray you will have good success also