Can Stress Affect My Blood Sugar Levels?

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Generally speaking there're two types of stress. Stress that is related to events outside of our bodies such as our environments, such us traffic or work and stress is also related to conditions inside our body such as pain or anxiety or even high or low blood sugars can cause stress.

Stress inner by itself can raise the blood sugars by releasing stress hormones. Stress hormones such catacholamines and cortisols all raise the blood sugar therefore, it's very important to lower chronic stress in that setting of diabetes to get better results. And finally stress can be caused by conditions that may not be apparent to our patients such as sleep apnea.

So if you get high blood sugar that you cannot explain always discuss it with your doctor because your body may be stressed and you may not know it.