Stress, low blood sugar

By MsBugzee Latest Reply 2013-12-11 12:34:29 -0600
Started 2013-12-09 20:03:51 -0600

My husband recently lost his job. I didn't think I was unusually stressed but apparently my body thought otherwise. This afternoon I just didn't feel good, weak, unsteady…I remembered my best friend saying if I was feeling odd to check my BG, I did, it was 46 which is the lowest I've ever had. So I put some OJ in me, cheese and crackers and I began to feel a bit better, but my legs still feel like rubber, it's been about a half an hour.
This hit me out of nowhere and I am glad I knew what to do. I'm also grateful that my nurse husband was home and he helped me and has fixed dinner. How about some of you, have you ever had a radical BG drop like that? It was scary.

Tags: stress

4 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-12-11 12:34:29 -0600 Report

Thankfully, I got rid of a lot of stress in my life and dumped many stress causing people. I learned how to reduce stress with biofeedback years ago. Today, I don't do the following things.
-I don't worry or concern myself with people who refuse to do anything to help themselves once giving them the tools to do so. I will help you to a point.
-I don't take on anyone's problems and make them my own.
-I don't leave problems and hope they go away. They don't and doing nothing can only make it worse.
-I do not worry or stress over anything that I don't or can't control. If it is not in your control, you can't change it.
-I am responsible for myself. I don't care if anyone chooses to destroy their lives as long as it has no effect on me.
-I don't try to change people. The only person you can change is yourself.
-I don't try to force people to do anything, people are going to do what they choose to do whether or not you like it.
-I don't have a closed mind. It causes problems and you don't learn anything.
-I speak up for myself. When you don't speak up, people will do or say anything to you because they know you will accept it.
-I do not make things harder than they have to be. Life has challenges, it is how you handle them that makes life so much easier and so much more fun.

If you look at what is going on in your life and ask yourself if the problem is worth stressing over, most times you find out that it isn't so you have to let it go. Looking into the past and reliving the bad things can prevent you from moving forward. Using critical thinking skills will solve many of the problems most people have. When times are bad, step back for a few days. Do something that will make you happy, then take another look at things and sometimes you will find you can solve a problem simply by changing the tactics you use. The most important thing to do in life is learning to relax. Life is only stressful if you choose to make it that way.

jaydoubleyou23 2013-12-09 21:35:38 -0600 Report

Stress used to make me drop dramatically, too. But recently it has been making my blood sugars go really high! It's really weird.
My scariest blood sugar incident was when we were heading home from the Lagoon and we stopped at TGI Fridays and I ate a lot of meat and had cheesecake. What I didn't know is that cheesecake takes a while to breakdown, so you're only supposed to give a little bit if insulin before eating. My blood sugar dropped to 32 and we were in the middle of nowhere. Thank God we had snacks! I didn't feel normal for a really long time after that.

MsBugzee 2013-12-10 10:49:21 -0600 Report

Thank you for sharing. I was exhausted yesterday but feel better today. I need to eat some breakfast and get back to normal, ?

jaydoubleyou23 2013-12-10 16:45:40 -0600 Report

That's good! And breakfast when it comes to diabetes I think really is the most important meal of the day. Even being off of injections finally, I don't feel right without eating it! :)