By ddr Latest Reply 2010-08-13 13:52:50 -0500
Started 2010-08-11 22:18:23 -0500

Does stress from family members cause spikes in blood tests?? When stressed I really feel it. ANY advise on how to let them know how having an arguement causes problems. Have any advice???

5 replies

Harlen 2010-08-12 13:35:45 -0500 Report

Yes I think so
I like ,can you hold that thought I will be with you in a min and dont lol
when my wife gets on my last nerve I tell her shes on it and I am going to take some time for me.Go to a movie or dinner and sometimes just to go sit in the park
Best wishes

LennyDenny 2010-08-12 10:52:36 -0500 Report

I think we all have to deal with stress from time to time, and yes it does make a difference in the numbers. I have an understanding wife and she knows now how stress can cause spikes in numbers. Evan at work stress can do it, just this morning I checked my bs and it was a little high at 111 an hour later I had an aurgument with a co-worker. In that short amount of time my sugar went from 111 to 156. I will check it later to make sure it comes back down. Let them know what it can do. Hopefully your family understands what a difference it can make.

monkeymama 2010-08-11 23:14:28 -0500 Report

Hello there ddr ! I deal with this on a daily bases with stress and family members. I am now talking to a professional, taking a medication to help me, and sometimes I just have to walk away from all of them (or ignore) till I am ready and relaxed enough to deal with it. Brisk walks or going to the gym is the newest venture for me. I love writing in my personal journal when I do get ME time. With this and my diabetes routine, I have been doing WONDERFUL. I have NEVER seen my 3 month blood work checks as good. Take a deep breath and try a few coping techniques, try some of your own, and talking with those who are effecting you. Just remember, you can try to communicate but don't expect everything to be as perfect as you hoped.