I get high reading I can't bring it down 166.Could stresst keep it up, i watch basketball.

By weekie Latest Reply 2013-05-13 04:42:02 -0500
Started 2013-04-27 12:10:20 -0500

I drink diet pespi, would this be the problem.Small body no excess weight.I need help planing meals, but I don't know how HELP PLEASE.

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Fefe12 2013-05-13 04:42:02 -0500 Report

Stop drinking the diet pepsi, that stuff is good for no one. How much excercise are you getting? If your going to put yourself under that kind of stress load you have to move more. Dont think because your thin you dont need a work out. As for planning meals, wheres your diabetic nutritionist? They can help you with your meal planning.

Chuck Fisher
Chuck Fisher 2013-05-08 02:58:38 -0500 Report

Stress can raise your blood sugar. So can a cold or an infection. Exercise can help reduce stress as well as "burn" some of your blood sugar.

How about a stationary bike that you can pedal while watching basketball? When you get excited, just pedal harder!

JiMMy DCC 2013-05-03 08:46:56 -0500 Report

Oh yes - stress for sure. I had an early flight today. I always stress about missing the flight or security slow downs (not to mention pump through security).

So today I had a flight at 6:49am in New Jersey. I woke up at 3:15am and couldn't sleep. BS was 111. Packed up. Showered. Tried not to feel stressed at all. Made it to the airport fine.
Long line at checkin. Then long line at Security. But being Silver I took the short line. But my pump sets off the scanner. They do the full body frisk. Check all my bags. Stress starting up. Get to my gate. Flight is already delayed 1/2 hour.

No food at all yet - BS is 132. Get on the plane. We taxi out. Then stop being informed we're gonna sit here for 40 minutes. No I'm tired and stressed. BS 142. I've corrected with Insulin twice and still not coming down.

Now in Philly - have 1.5 hours till my next flight. A bit relaxed. Back down to 112.

So yes - Stress is a factor big time. I find meditation can help to control it. Not saying that's for anyone. But for me just finding some inner peace can help.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-04-27 19:32:32 -0500 Report

Stress can bring it up and keep it up. Being active and monitoring what you are eating will help you get control. I don't let watching sports stress me out even though my Ravens won the Superbowl and some of us here in the city are still wearing purple on Friday's. The way I see, it, is that it is just a game. I am not playing it and I don't really care if my team wins or loses. I am still going to support them. I don't have to watch it, I find other things to do and catch the re-cap on the news. Stress is not going to kill me or cause me to have high blood pressure, a stroke or a heart attack.

Gwen214 2013-04-27 14:30:59 -0500 Report

Yes, stress can bring it up! I didn't eat much last night, but I'm stress about work. I woke up with a 163 this morning. I'm getting out and staying busy, hopefully go down, and spending time with my parents. This will calm me down, and not think about what is stressing me out.

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