9. November 2011 08:54
Have you been wondering what has caused your blood sugars to elevate? Your first instinct is to look at your food intake or lack of exercise. But there are other things that can affect your blood sugar readings, and STRESS is one of them. Your body’s stress hormones, such as cortisol, can increase in the blood stream when you are stressed out. The major function of these hormones is to help boost energy, this is referred to as the “fight or flight” reaction. It causes tremors, fast heart beat and shakiness. These hormones send your blood sugars skyrocketing to boost energy when needed.
Here are some ways to prevent this from happening:
- Make time for yourself and do something you enjoy
- Have an exercise routine
- Take a break when you feel overwhelmed
What is your biggest stressor and how do you cope with it to keep your blood sugar under control?