Stress and Diabetes
Our lives are full of factors that can cause stress. Stress can be physical or an illness stress can be mental, like job related marriage, etc. Good or bad stress which lasts longer affects your body. Diabetes is a physical stress. That lasts a long time.
During stress, hormones are pumped into your blood which in turn release stored blood glucose and stored fat for extra energy. This extra energy helps to face this stress.
In diabetic patients as there is not enough insulin, glucose and fat levels increase in the blood and this can lead to high blood sugar levels and high ketones.
Physical stress causes blood glucose levels to go up in most people with diabetes. Mental stress can influence in both waysmay cause blood sugar levels to go up and in some may lower.
How to Handle Stress
1. Breathe Deeply. This is called as Sudershan kirya too. You sit or lie down. Close your eyes. Breathe in deeply and slowly. Let all the breathe out. Breathe in and out again (for 15 to 20 times). Start to relax your muscles. Do it twice in a day.
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