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Diabetes Management: Diabetes and Stress

by Andy Pope on January 05, 2023

Diabetes Management Tip #7:

"Stress hormones directly affect blood glucose levels. When you're experiencing stress, your body reacts with a flight-or-fight response.Your body directs blood to the muscles and limbs, allowing you to fight the situation. Your body may not be able to process the glucose released by your firing nerve cells if you have diabetes. If you can’t convert the glucose into energy, it builds up in the bloodstream. This causes your blood glucose levels to rise." - Healthline

Watch this video of Ken Tait and his experiences with stress, fluctuating numbers and hypos.

IBD Medical was born in Sydney Australia. Our mission is to help improve the lives of people living with diabetes by providing the best possible support products and information. 

Remember to always seek advice from your medical practitioner before changing anything about your diabetes management. The above information is not medical advice


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