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.
October 31, 2000
Question from Pennsylvania, USA:
In a 13 year old girl, does stress raise blood sugar levels? Are mood swings related to blood sugar levels?
Stress, mood swings, and general anxiety can affect blood glucose control. They can both raise and lower blood glucose levels. There is no easy way of dealing with these problems, but if stress and anxiety is occurring frequently, then finding out why is very important and dealing with the underlying problem is the solution in the long term. You should discuss this with your diabetes team as involvement with the psychologist can be of great help.