Stress and BG levels

By ccritch Latest Reply 2010-07-25 23:44:03 -0500
Started 2010-07-06 13:02:37 -0500

Ok, my BG was 128 this morning, they were 238 at 9am. Why is that Stress causes your BG's to rise so much! I mean how can that raise your BG's so quick and so high?

6 replies

monkeymama 2010-07-06 19:50:07 -0500 Report

Hello there! The way it was explained to me and what I have been reading, it is all about the "hormones". It's our body's way of dealing with stress as well. I am even experiencing heat issues with my BG. Best of wishes and hope all is well with you.

MAYS 2010-07-06 13:27:05 -0500 Report

When you are under stress, your body's stress fighting mechanism's kick in, one of which is your liver releasing the glucose (that it stores away for emergency purposes) called Glycogen, it is created by the liver from excess carbohydrates and stored for emergencies and brief periods of physical activity.

Glucose which can be used is immediately used for metabolism to make energy. The glucose that is not used immediately is converted in the liver and muscles into glycogen for storage by the process of glycogenesis. Any glucose in excess of the needs for energy and storage as glycogen is converted to fat.

(kdroberts) is correct, it is a long series of events that initiates this dumping mechanism.


kdroberts 2010-07-06 13:10:45 -0500 Report

Stress hormones, cortisol in particular. It is a long line of events that ends up with your body dumping stored glucose into your blood stream.

ccritch 2010-07-06 13:19:05 -0500 Report

Wow, I did not know that. Thanks!

Great now finding a way not to Stress out! Good Luck to me!! LOL

kdroberts 2010-07-07 11:01:10 -0500 Report

Stress doesn't just mean the typical stressed out stress. It also includes physical stress and things like a sudden fright or excitement.

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