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How can pain affect blood sugar in people with diabetes?

William Lee Dubois
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Pain affects your blood sugar. So, acute (slamming your hand in the car door), transient (your healing toe) or chronic (arthritis or fibromyalgia) pain will all affect your blood sugar, generally by raising it. When you suffer pain, your body is under assault; your caveman DNA goes into its primitive fight-or-flight mode. The result is that pain causes a constant dribble of adrenaline into your blood as long as it lasts, raising your blood sugar level.
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