How does stress typically impact your blood sugars?
Raises the blood sugars
Sometimes raises, sometimes no effects
Lowers the blood sugars
I’m not really sure.
When you experience stress – even if it’s positive stress – it can raise your blood glucose levels. This is because our bodies react in a very primitive way to stressors. When the mind or body feels stress, the body quickly releases chemicals that are made to help us survive the stress. When it releases those chemicals, it also triggers our liver to dump glucose into the bloodstream, giving us energy to fight or flee the danger. Unfortunately for those of us with diabetes, this results in high blood sugars. Continue reading.