By tradavis Latest Reply 2010-07-08 09:46:09 -0500
Started 2010-07-07 23:33:52 -0500

I have been new diagnosed with type 2 and have been working so hard at the exercise and diet and all the dr. appts. My question is i feel that I am not managing stressful things is my life in general and now worry about how it maybe affecting my ability to keep control of the diabetes. Thanks.

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GabbyPA 2010-07-08 09:46:09 -0500 Report

Welcome to the community! I know you will find all kinds of great information and make good friends here.

Here is a good video on helping out with stress

I also picked up a great DVD from Barnes and Nobel on Tai-Chi for only 10 bucks.

Finding that inner balance is a great step and once you find it, when you get caught up in stress, those same things can bring you back to your calm center.

alanbossman 2010-07-08 08:33:05 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome to Diabetic Connect. Stay with the program they have you on. As Mays said you have to take care of yourself. You are first for everythng. Just take care of you first .

MAYS 2010-07-08 01:01:59 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

Continue your diet, exercise and doctors appointment,
you are doing great !

As humans our bodies are under constant stress.
As a diabetic, your body is under stress from the effects of diabetes, the attempts by the body to try to correct what it views as a breakdown in our endocrine system, trying to flush out excess glucose, yet trying to maintain our main bodily functions necessary for survival.

Add in the outside stress of everyday life and BOOM, uncontrolled, elevated blood glucose levels.

You are showing that you are concerned about yourself, that's a good start to finding a solution to your problem, we all are under stress as diabetics, and managing our glucose level daily is the way to deal with it (diabetic stress).

Reduce, (and if necessary) eliminate outside stress, take care of yourself health wise and live your life.