By Nicholuch Latest Reply 2012-07-25 10:10:39 -0500
Started 2012-07-24 12:19:01 -0500

I was running around all day, and I had a glucose reading of 40. Does stress contribute to Hypoglycemia?

6 replies

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-07-24 21:01:32 -0500 Report

It sure does along with taking insulin and not eating or not eating enough based on the amount of insulin injected. Keep glucose tablets with you when running around in case you can't get a snack/meal. Learn the symptoms of low bg so as to catch it before it gets that low.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-07-24 18:30:31 -0500 Report

Stress can effect you life both physically and mentally. It can cause both high and low blood sugar readings in some diabetics. Stress can also cause heart attacks in others. The key is to reduce your stress levels. You will find that things are a lot better if you are not stressing on a continuous basis.

Nick1962 2012-07-24 13:47:57 -0500 Report

For me stress (physical and mental) intensifies my reactions both high and low. I always spike after a meal and go low after (sometimes really low if it was too many carbs). Exercise like cutting the lawn or working out after I eat can keep my BG higher. It tells the body you are in some level of "crisis" mode and changes the way you use your energy stores and insulin production. Not a big deal unless you are constantly stressed.

arsmithsr 2012-07-24 12:33:39 -0500 Report

I think it does. I get more lows during the work week then on the weekends. I went most of saturday without eating BS stayed around 109 but when eating breakfast and lunch I still tend to crash in the afternoon at work.

I haven't ruled out to many carbs at lunch though I am cutting back there to see if I am getting highs followed by lows.