Monday, March 18, 2013

emotions and blood sugar

over the past (almost) 13 years, i've learned how my emotions and different life circumstances affect my blood sugar.

for me, anxiety, stress and getting frustrated or angry make my blood sugar go STRAIGHT up. before i had a continuous glucose monitor, i didn't notice it as much as in the last year and a half when i have been using the dexcom.

like some people have a rise in blood pressure when stressed, angry, etc, same goes for my blood sugar. as far as being excited - a little change, but nothing like the previously mentioned. anxiety, however, same affect. the first time i ever noticed it was on vacation with my family waiting in line for a really intense scary roller coaster (said the non lover of roller coasters of any size) space mountain. in the amount of time it took for us to get in line, wait, ride and get out of the building, i watched the arrow slant up ... it was eye opening.

these would also make my blood sugar rise.

everything affects diabetes ... but it's not a life controller! what about you, what emotions change your numbers?

(today is my first day at my new job! hopefully that excitement won't give me an up arrow.)  :)

1 comment:

  1. Being stuck in traffic makes my anxiety go through the roof (and subsequently, sometimes my BG). Today was the perfect pun intended...I had my OmniPod training and had to drive through a snow storm to get there! I was a ball of nerves by the time I showed up and told the nurse my BG was probably 400. Luckily, it wasn't. =)