angelomio

Q:

i have type 2 diabetes but i do not take meds for it, when my doctor first told me i changed my diet and i worked out daily and i got my numbers down to almost normal but since i have some heatlh issues my doctor was ok with it, then i started to have alot of stress due to family, job and i got sick with bronchitis and since then everything changed for the worst. now my life has gotten so bad, so much stress, my situation changed for the worse and i sugar levels are high, what can i do?

Amy Campbell

A:

Many factors can cause your blood glucose levels to increase, including stress and illness. What’s most important for you right now is to work on lowering your high blood glucose . You may need to take diabetes medicine, even temporarily, to help lower your blood glucose to a safe range. Please make an appointment with your doctor to discuss the right treatment approach for you. In the meantime, see if you can focus on reducing or at least better managing your stress level. Meeting with a behavioral health specialist, joining a support group, or even practicing stress reduction techniques like deep breathing or meditation can be a big help for you. Also, try to make time for exercise. Exercise is a good stress reliever and it will help your diabetes, too.

December 1, 2013 at 8:45 am

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