Stress & Diabetes

By Kimmie1955 Latest Reply 2009-11-11 16:23:11 -0600
Started 2009-11-11 02:19:34 -0600

I am experiencing a lot of job stress and noticed my testing numbers are up and down. I control my diet and exercise everyday. Is there anything else I can do?

3 replies

Elrond 2009-11-11 16:23:11 -0600 Report

Welcome to the club, Kimmie.
Modern life seems to be rife with stress. And being diabetic is no help. The stress adds to the diabetes which adds to the stress. Try not to get get too upset about things and just deal with things as you can. Find something that relaxes you. I'm fortunate that my avocation is also my profession. I'm a science fiction novelist so when life here on Earth gets to be too much, I just duck out to another galaxy to manipulate the lives of my characters. It's much easier to resolve their problems. I only wish life were so simple for everyone here, myself included. But we're all stuck with real life as it is. Living with diabetes isn't easy but we can all do it. We band together here to help each other over the rough spots and to share common experiences. This is a wonderful family of people who mostly never met each other. Pull up a comfy chair and air out your questions, gripes, and suggestions. You are very welcome. :)

Harlen 2009-11-11 09:29:11 -0600 Report

Yep Kimmie we all get it, hang in there
BS highs go with stress I know I have been there some times a lot. Take good care of your self you are the only you there is
Best wishes
P.S I like to just sit down and chill with a book this helps me to chill out

BIRDY 2009-11-11 03:00:00 -0600 Report

Hi Kimmie ,

Unfortunately we are all under stress everyday and everyminute due to the work & traffic& lots of responsibilites but limited time to do all and stress seriously affects all of our functions because it affects the nervous system directly.
What I can suggest to you is what I do for myself ; autosuggestion…This is the only way I could found out to handle the stress and it works very well on me.
If you are in hurry , if you have to catch a job or etc. just think that upto now you always succeeded to do the things on time and you can do it this time as well or just think that there is no death in the end even you fail.Take a deep breath and think about something you really like&enjoy.This could be a very funny movie scene or a holiday place or a relaxing song.You can also call a very close friend and talk about your funny memories from high school days…
If above don't work sing loudly..
If still nothing , see a doc my friend…

Keep me updated.