Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
June 12, 1999
Hyperglycemia and DKA, Stress
Question from California, USA:
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes seven years ago. I am 56 years old. I was wondering if there has been any documentation about stress related high blood sugars causing emotional problems. I seem to get very agitated and my brain doesn't seem to function very well. My emotions are rampant and I am not myself. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Many people have higher blood glucose levels when they are stressed, and some people get low from extreme stress. But I think what you are describing is the extreme reactions to stress that you are having because your blood sugar is out of control. Most people notice that molehills become mountains when their blood sugar is out of control. Getting your blood sugars into goal range will probably help your stress level a lot!