Stress and blood sugar

By jladytiger1979 Latest Reply 2011-09-26 00:27:07 -0500
Started 2011-09-02 08:25:17 -0500

We all know it happens. Sometimes we dont' even realize it. My blood sugar was up a little this morning. My mom told me last night a friend from home died right before bed and I got very upset. I have a fight with my husband and the next morning it is up a little bit. The day my mom had surgery and I was waiting to hear from my dad or sister about her condition because I couldn't be there…yep…it was up! I don't think there is any way to keep this from happening. I'm a very, well, lets say, passionate person. For the MOST part I am very easy going but in those moments everything from my hair to my toenails tenses up and I can't let it go. Even if I calm myself down its too late. The next day it always shows up in my readings. Does anyone else notice this in their readings? Anyone who has overcome this issue?

4 replies

hillwalker 2011-09-26 00:27:07 -0500 Report

oh yeah my allergies will kick it up 30 pts they warned me decongestants would kick it up so i tried doing without when the headache got blinding i broke down took the allergy med with decongestant and it helped the pain and th bg was better by evening still a lil high after testing the decongestant kicks me up 10 pts pain and stress are far worse

PharmaTree 2011-09-02 12:24:19 -0500 Report

It looks like you had a lot on your plate to stress about. Stress is a sneaky little enemy to blood sugar levels, creeping up when we least expect it. Try doing something you LOVE later tonight; maybe go on a nice relaxing walk or a long bubble bath, anything that might really relax you. Even venting your worries out loud or on this blog may help reduce your stress levels.

Type1Lou 2011-09-02 10:38:22 -0500 Report

Absolutely! Stress makes my BG rise. That's why it's so difficult to maintain those normal ranges…especially if you are a passionate person. Monitoring frequently helps me keep a handle on the BG's. Trying not to get flustered about the little things I can't change (easier said than done!). A body needs some stress to survive but the key is to be stressed without distress. (Dr Hans Selye's concept.)
Thanks for posting this discussion.