Stress and Your Body
When you're under stress, your body fights back by producing extra energy in the form of glucose, which can cause blood sugar levels to rise as well as your blood pressure. Real health problems can result for people with diabetes. By managing your stress in healthy ways, you not only prevent some diabetes complications but also improve your mental and emotional well-being.
Short-term rises in blood sugar usually aren't harmful, but ongoing stress can be, especially when people react by forgetting to exercise, take their medication, or take care of themselves.
Fortunately, there are ways to reduce and cope with stress.