How Does Stress Affect My Diabetes?

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Stress impacts a person's diabetes in a very interesting way and most people are unaware of this way. What happens when a person gets overly stressed is cortisol is released, and cortisol is a glucose. So what ends up happening to that diabetic when the stress hits, when the anxiety hits, when there's extra pressure at work, when there's an argument, anywhere that the anxiety gets reason and stress becomes a little bit on the overwhelming side in intense, you're going to get that release in the blood sugar as it's going to go high.

So it's really important that during these events that either during the middle of what you're working on that may be stressful or may be a project at work, make sure you take extra time out to check your blood sugar as you go along, so that you can adjust for the extra glucose released that happens within your system.