Like "Welcome to DC, Nani. As others have posted diabetes diagnosis is often a shock. What got me to the doctor was blurry vision. The ophthalmologist suggested I get a blood glucose test as the sudden change in vision is a marker for diabetes. He was right. You say your doc has said you don't need to monitor daily, did he suggest a testing schedule, say 3 times a week? The reason I ask is the diabetes is not gone. Emotional diabetes is an interesting concept. There is a definite physical mechanism in the body when stressed. It is a survival thing, fight or flight. The production of cortisol gets us ready to do either. I'm pasting a bit from a good article on cortisol and diabetes. 2 examples of this; my wife is not diabetic, she had heart surgery. Her CCU nurse checked her BG and it was >160. He gave her some insulin telling me this is normal in non-diabetics after the major trauma of surgery. The other was myself. I was in really good tight control when my BG started spiking. I was using a corticosteroid cream on a patch of eczema on my neck. It is not suppose to raise BG because it is external. But as soon as I quit using it my BG returned to normal. "Whole-Body Effects of Elevated Cortisol Blood Sugar Imbalance and Diabetes Under stressful conditions, cortisol provides the body with glucose by tapping into protein stores via gluconeogenesis in the liver. This energy can help an individual fight or flee a stressor. However, elevated cortisol over the long term consistently produces glucose, leading to increased blood sugar levels. Theoretically, this mechanism can increase the risk for type 2 diabetes, although a causative factor is unknown.1 Since a principal function of cortisol is to thwart the effect of insulin—essentially rendering the cells insulin resistant—the body remains in a general insulin-resistant state when cortisol levels are chronically elevated. Over time, the pancreas struggles to keep up with the high demand for insulin, glucose levels in the blood remain high, the cells cannot get the sugar they need, and the cycle continues. " Edited to add: Read Mallacai's recent post on stress-"