What can do release some stress ( diabetic) that cause my blood sugar #'s to up to come down?

ma mo
By ma mo Latest Reply 2013-02-12 21:07:36 -0600
Started 2013-01-20 22:15:53 -0600

When I see my BG #'s to up. I got worried and stress . I need type of daily . I need support and acountability to come up with stress release techniques to keep checking my blood sugar?

17 replies

VRandy 2013-02-12 16:49:50 -0600 Report

I don't have snow to mess with, but it does help to have good weather! I've tried walking at one of our malls, and it is terribly boring… Spring is coming - YEAH!

tiffany31a 2013-01-22 09:46:08 -0600 Report

It rained for like 4 days straight here recently.I didn't let it deter me.I went to my local mall and walked for about an hour or lil more those days. Window shopping can be fun sometimes.

VRandy 2013-01-21 12:59:09 -0600 Report

Yep - walking is key…pretty easy…makes a big difference when you can walk regularly!

GrammieMags 2013-02-12 17:07:38 -0600 Report

A lot of afternoons I get my granddaughter of the bus, it stops in front. When it is raining or cold, I walk the front porch to a song chant. I get in my walking and a small meditation. On the nice days I walk the sidewalk, chanting.

VRandy 2013-02-12 17:18:26 -0600 Report

You know, it kinda sounds funny, but I learned this from a friend. Put on some music, or do like some of these friends have commented about singing or getting a song in your head. Just start waving your hands like you were the conductor of the orchestra or band. Follow along with the music, counting out the measures, 1 & 2 & 3 & 4, like the conductor! (If you're in public it will look odd)…but it is good cardio after the 3rd or 4th song!!! Try it!

GrammieMags 2013-02-12 21:07:36 -0600 Report

Good idea! I love to 'air' conduct, and I can't do many cardio exercises. This would be good to do, when I can do it without disturbing the other house mates!

ma mo
ma mo 2013-01-22 09:14:27 -0600 Report

I do try going for walks when there is no snow storm or snow showers when I can? thank you VRandy

Leslie S
Leslie S 2013-01-21 08:39:39 -0600 Report

These are all excellent ideas. I say walking is my #1 way, even If I'm doing laps in the kitchen.

MewElla 2013-01-21 08:36:46 -0600 Report

The best thing I do to bring my bg#'s down is to start walking ..this clears cobwebs outta my head and exercise is helping me overall. As I continue to walk, I make sure I drink a lot of water and the combination of these two, will bring it down every time for me. Music is also very theraputic for me…Best of luck to you because I know it stresses me when I see higher #'s, it is a crazy balancing act all of the time.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-20 22:50:35 -0600 Report

ma mo only you can be accountable for your health. This means you have to make it your responsibility to check your blood sugar. Stress can be caused by many things. Learning to deal with stress takes time. You have to let go of things in your life that are out of your control.

If you have friends whose lives are filled with drama, let them go you don't need their drama in your life. If you have adult children who constantly look to you for everything, tough love them. Let them stand on their own two feet. They will learn to handle their lives.

Find things to do that you enjoy and do them. Become self supportive. Get up in the morning and think "Just for today I am going to__________". You fill in the blank. Take time out in your day to do something special just for you and no one else.

Make a list of long and short term goals. Make sure they are not so complicated that you can't accomplish what you set out to do. When you feel stressed, listen to music, take a walk, exercise or take a bubble bath. The scent of lavender is very relaxing. I use a lavender room spray in my bedroom almost every night.

Take a class, if you like reading start a book club, garden, learn to paint or a new hobby. There are tons of things you can do to reduce stress. More importantly you and only you can reduce your stress. You have got to want to do this or you will fail. Look at it as a war. Stress is the enemy and you want to beat it. I learned how to reduce stress and it took several months. I know don't have major stress problems. I can deal with the little stresses that pop up day to day. I don't let them become major stress problems for me.

Stop stressing over your BG's going up this can cause them to rise. Find ways to reduce your numbers and stick with a plan that works for you. I just shares a saying from either diabetic connect or diabetic living Facebook page that says, "I have diabetes, diabetes doesn't have me". Control your diabetes and stop letting it control you. Good Luck to you.

ma mo
ma mo 2013-01-21 10:42:04 -0600 Report

Thank you for your opinion and I am starting to take control of my BG and I am going to take control of my life and stop people bringing me sweets and junk food. Plus do more of releasing stress of some of you good relaxing Idea's.

jayabee52 2013-01-21 01:45:49 -0600 Report

Joyce has given you a list of good ways to reduce your stress.. There are a few others: Listen to soothing music. Right now I am listening to one of my favorite entertainers on my headphones. If you like classical music, that may be a good choice. OR you can go on a "mental vacation". I would have high blood pressure and when I would get blood pressure checks in the Dr's office I would close my eyes and envision a calming scene in my head. Mine happened to be an alpine meadow and I could even listen to the babbling brook and the songbirds singing.

It didn't always work for bringing my BP down, but often it did bring it down enough to be acceptable to the Dr.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-21 10:10:24 -0600 Report

James at 10:00 pm tomorrow night I am going on my Mental Break. I do this at least every 3 months.

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