Stress and your BS numbers

By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2014-11-28 12:24:26 -0600
Started 2014-11-26 11:22:47 -0600

In the 6 years since diagnosis, I have noticed that there are times when I am under a lot of different stresses, and if something major is going on, like now, with my mother in the hospital, after a few days of something like that, my BS tends to go lower than usual. I had not checked it every day, I missed several days once she was first there and then when I started checking again, it was just running low. So I do not know how high my numbers got during this past week, but I normally don't have very high numbers at all, this is just how stress affects me. I know for most, it makes it go up.I also notice I have to be very stressed not just a little and it has to last a few days before I see this change.

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tabby9146 2014-11-28 10:31:15 -0600 Report

she is better now and has been moved to a nursing home/rehab. facility. We are hoping she recovers completely. she can't have rehab. for 6 weeks. She broke her leg below the knee and she has osteoporosis real bad, so the surgery was long and complicated. they had to construct bone where there was none. she can't put any weight on it for 6 weeks. She has other health problems as well. But it is a relief that she was well enough to leave the hospital.

GabbyPA 2014-11-27 07:43:26 -0600 Report

Could it be that when you are stressed this way you are not eating well? Maybe that could cause you to drop if you don't adjust your meds accordingly.

tabby9146 2014-11-28 10:29:34 -0600 Report

did not skip any means. carried snacks with me.

GabbyPA 2014-11-28 12:24:26 -0600 Report

That is indeed unique. Most experience a rise in levels. You might want to see if maybe your meds need adjusted or something along those lines. Have you asked your dcotor?

Type1Lou 2014-11-26 12:06:30 -0600 Report

When my Mom was in the nursing home, prior to passing away in 2005, I traveled 200 miles every other day to visit her. During that time, I was not eating as much, nor as regularly (still on MDI) so, even though I was stressed, my BG's were lower than would be expected. Perhaps that might be part of the cause of your lower BG's? Hope your Mom is doing better…spend as much time with her as you can…mine's been gone over 10 years now and I still miss her.

tabby9146 2014-11-26 11:23:48 -0600 Report

Just wondering if stress affects everyone elses, and is there anyone else who runs low rather than high?

robertoj 2014-11-26 16:21:47 -0600 Report

My BG rarely get's very high and tends to hit lows once in awhile. Stress often occurs prior to lows.

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