Does stress affect blood sugar levels

ali eletre
By ali eletre Latest Reply 2009-05-20 14:31:34 -0500
Started 2009-05-16 14:54:48 -0500

I have high blood presure some times became 180 / 130 .. & I have many stress in may work.. Thinking of ideas for my writing.. Dealing with people.. Many thing makes the high stress.. Does stress affect blood sugar levels for people with diabetes like me ?

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beauty416 2009-05-20 13:32:17 -0500 Report

I have high blood pressure and it does not affect my blood sugar levels. I have had high blood pressue ever since I was 20 years old. I have only had diabetes for 8 years. The only stress that affects my blood sugar levels is when I get depressed and when I am sick and when I get upset. So the general answer to your question is yes some stress affects your blood sugar but not all stress.

kashmere 2009-05-20 14:14:30 -0500 Report

absolutely stress effects your blood sugar level my Dr's. always told me to stay away from stress. I know this is a very difficult thing to do. I have spoken with quite a few people that say Yoga is a really good way to deal with stress and meditation. Good luck

Lanore 2009-05-18 19:48:14 -0500 Report

YES, YES & YES…I have this problem as well, stress will take your B/S number as well. Lower the stress & the #'s will come down.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-05-16 20:32:21 -0500 Report

Stress has a very definite effect on BS. There are some good discussions in the previous discussions about that. You might want to pull up some of those. If you really are experiencing quite a lot of stress and it is having a big impact on your BS readings, then you need to discuss with your doctor. He may feel it's appropriate to prescribe something to help with your stress.

Turtle 2009-05-16 20:17:26 -0500 Report

I am not a doctor but I would think it would. I have a lower b/p and my life can be stressful at times but it does not seem as bad as yours. However, stress does effect my glucose levels.

ewskis 2009-05-16 16:51:21 -0500 Report

I have been told by my diabetes care provider that stress will affect your BG the way I understand it under stress your liver releases more sugars ( I don't understand way). I also experienced a rise in my BG at times of high stress. Last year when I was going through treatment for cancer my BG raged out of control. Since then I have started on the insulin pump and everything is under the best control I have had in years.

kdroberts 2009-05-20 14:31:34 -0500 Report

The liver releases more glucose because of a hormone chain reaction. Stress releases a bunch of hormones and they all do something, some trigger sugar releases from the liver and some make your body create glucose.

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