Does stress have a huge side effect on diabetic patients? Find out!
Stress is simply the way your body reacts to overwhelming or demanding situations, it could be from meeting up with deadlines being overwhelmed with work, being anxious about how something will go, or even from illness or taking care of a sick person, the list is endless.
Stress has a huge negative impact on our overall well-being and in fact, it is very dangerous for diabetic persons.
Stress can trigger the brain to flood your body system with hormones.
That is why one who is stressed has increased heart rate pulse, increased blood pressure, and even tensed muscles.
What effect does stress have on diabetic patients?
Stress can increase one's blood sugar level because the adrenaline level increases and then releases glucose from the liver which is why diabetic patients must do well to manage their stress level, they can do this by identifying what causes them to feel stressed and then learning how to manage their stress level.
Ways to manage stress are learning to exercise daily, learning to relax the mind and body even when tense, watching a movie that makes you laugh, spending time with your loved ones, reducing the intake of caffeine, eating well, and having enough sleep. Take one day at a time too.
There is an important need to always check your blood glucose level especially when under stress to managing it.
Continuous stress can make the good glucose level to be extremely high and very hard to regulate which might lead to serious trouble if not controlled thereby triggering other diabetic-related health conditions.
Diabetic leads to other health-related trouble like halitosis, blindness, liver or kidney problem, stroke, and others, do you see the importance of managing stress now?
Symptoms of stress could include constant headaches, lack of motivation, anger, depression, change in sleep and eating patterns, mood swings, and so on.
If you notice any of these symptoms please visit your primary healthcare provider and avoid self-medication.
Here is my response to this week's prompt.
The impact of stress on blood glucose levels in people with diabetes.