How can deal with stress and emotions with diabetes?

By shortysmalls Latest Reply 2012-05-06 23:09:38 -0500
Started 2012-04-03 23:55:42 -0500

I notice when my sugar goes low or am under stress, get really irritable and grouch…want to be somewhere else. Is this normal or am I just trying to deal with stuff throughout my day that cant juggle?

Tags: stress

13 replies

shortysmalls 2012-04-05 17:04:00 -0500 Report

hey thanks at least know not the only one that at times has a juggling act…but am trying to get in snacks on my breaks at work…15 min isnt enough time but a banana helps

realsis77 2012-04-05 11:03:17 -0500 Report

This is normal, try to eat small healthy snacks throughout the day and it will keep swings at bay. It's a balancing act, if you keep the small healthy snacks available you will feel better and won't swing as much .this is what I do. Hope this helps :)

shortysmalls 2012-05-06 23:06:49 -0500 Report

yes that does help and make sense…still working on the snack thing at work but do try to eat a snack before going out or while am out but not alot…am used to eating 3 meals a day not 5 to 6 but always can improve and learn something thanks :)

Wound Lady
Wound Lady 2012-05-03 08:41:52 -0500 Report

Sounds if you are being stressed out over nothing. People who doesn't walk in your shoes doesn't need to say things like that to you. Be positive and the next time the person says things that are negative go laaaaaa. :) Tell him you will not listen to negative things about your cleaning,cooking, bill paying. You are positive about everything so do not let him depress you. I live with a negative sick man. He is negative because he is sick physically . Love him so I go Laaaaaaa to him and he gets to laughing and out of his mood. He can't stay negative and live with me cause I 'm not anything but positive. Hope this helps you cause I knopw what its like.

shortysmalls 2012-05-05 00:57:11 -0500 Report

ok so providing we deal with the stresses, I have noticed if do something like mow the lawn and not eat enough sugar goes low. But try not to let too many stresses get to me, and for me the worrier, its tough working on it though. Hope things get better for you and if want to talk email me and will talk

shortysmalls 2012-05-03 13:42:24 -0500 Report

hey that does help…its tough when you are dealing with diabetes but having a spouse who has medical issues is tough…have a spouse who has medical issues but lucky for me is positive bout stuff and worries more about my diabetes than I do at times, so go figure so just will try to deal with neg stuff not a bad thing just have to work around those negitives

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-04 18:18:17 -0500 Report

Yes, you are normal. That is a symptom of diabetes. That is why keeping your bg in range and trying to get rid of stress is so important among other reasons.

Boats@52 2012-04-05 11:03:06 -0500 Report

I can tell when i have a low BS but a high thats harder for ME a low is not a fun thing and does not happen very often in my case.

shortysmalls 2012-05-06 23:09:38 -0500 Report

harder fro me both are about even but lows for me seem little easier to figure cause when at work everything and anything sets me off to point need to walk away or do something else…then i ck…have been at work where sugar was 40-42!!! body hurt, just didnt feel good and couldnt function

edvel54 2012-04-04 12:04:40 -0500 Report

This is normal. Sugar lows affect everyone differently, but I get irritable.
Have a snack & take a stroll helps

jayabee52 2012-04-04 00:05:46 -0500 Report

When you get low a lot of stuff can happen to you. It is normal. It is normal to find things particlularly stressful. It can happen if you are low or are high. Stess can also cause your Blood Glucose to raise or sometimes to lower, according to your personally unique metabolism!

I can't juggle either.

shortysmalls 2012-04-05 17:06:02 -0500 Report

thanks am still having issues with it and the snack thing..will talk with dr on how can fit them in or eat smaller meals…still used to eating just three and working as a cashier with public and the low blood sugar thing isnt easy but if do need to eat my bosses are cool with me taking a break to eat something

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