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9/26/07 5:12 P

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Stress can definitely affect your BG! emoticon I have hobbies I can lose myself in which relaxes me and sends readings in the right direction!

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9/26/07 1:58 P

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Hey there! We are here to support you. I don't have the answer to your question but I also have very high stress right now so I'm looking forward to seeing other's replies.

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9/26/07 10:04 A

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Hi Partygirl, This is the perfect place, to get yourself exercising, and to lose weight! It's helpful to vent and get it out. Follow the nutrition and exercise plans and drink plenty of water. Hugs, ~Polly~

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PARTYGIRL7 Posts: 6
9/26/07 8:33 A

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Thanks to all :) The stress was my father and his friend she is a pain in the toe! But I will remember all that was said to help in the future. I am not currently on Meds Doc wanted me to loose weight and exercise, and go from there, I would prefer no meds but.... emoticon

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9/25/07 5:56 P

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welcome,PARTYGIRL...ah...i remember those days...
i am sure stress affects our readings...but as
has already been said, SPARK is an excellent place
to come release some of the stress, either by venting or by asking questions(and getting the answers) and, i believe, even by helping others with
their questions as it gives you worth and takes your
focus away from your worries for a little while
again, emoticon ...THREEE

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9/25/07 5:08 P

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emoticon YES STRESS WILL AFECT YOUR SUGAR WELL IT ALWAYS AFECTS MINE GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR READINGS emoticon

 
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9/25/07 4:20 P

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Hi Partygirl, Everyone has stresses in their lives, and that is not a good thing, especially when you are diabetic. There's really no way of getting away from it, in the real world. SP does help to release alot of the extra stess, when we are able to make the right food choices, and exercise. I know that with all of the great support here, it has been very helpful. Keep yourself focused on you. If you are not good for yourself, how can we be any good for everyone else. It is true, keep exercising, and the #'s will come down. Pat, yes you have to start delegating some of those extra chores. Not just for yourself, but this teaches everyone to pitch in, and it will pay off in the long run, when they are on their own. Hugs, ~Polly~

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9/25/07 1:35 P

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Stress definitely increases my BG numbers. I have found that exercise really counteracts the stress. Walking, stretches, dancing like no one is watching, anything really and it does not have to be 45 minutes or more, 10-15 minutes works wonders.

 
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9/25/07 10:35 A

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Stress can definitely play havoc with your readings. As with everything else connected with diabetes, though, it is a very individual thing. A stress level that would send my readings soaring may not affect you at all, and vice versa. I have even found stress to affect me differently at different times! For example, when my father passed away, I bottomed out at 41. But everyday, "helping ADHD son with math homework, starting supper, answering phone, packing lunches for tomorrow - all at the same time, all which needs to be done in time for somebody to be somewhere by 7:00" type stress usually sends my readings up and up. One thing I have vowed to do, and am working on, is delegating and organizing. I seem to be the one who understands our son the best, and how to get him to at least halfway understand the math, so I pretty well need to do that. But - someone else can start supper, or I can do a crock pot type meal. Someone else can answer the phone, or the answering machine can get it. The kids are plenty old enough to pack their own lunches. And maybe, just maybe, we need to cut out a few evening activities! Reduce your stress wherever you can - and I know how difficult that is sometimes, but even small changes can help. Keep pushing the water, keep eating correctly, and keep coming to SP - it really helps me to know that I'm not alone in this battle.

 
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9/25/07 10:20 A

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Stree can and does impact your readings. Try some relaxation techniques; they work pretty well for me.

But since you're experiencing the high readings after dinner specifically, you should also look at what you're eating. How many carbs? Are you exercising after dinner?

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9/25/07 8:59 A

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I have been told that stress levels impact blood glucose readings--they do mine. I am still fairly new to diabetes--only diagnosed in January of this year so I don't have enough experience to say for sure. I'm confident you'll have your answers from the more experienced (and wiser than me) members on this board. I learned a lot from all of them.

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9/25/07 8:33 A

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I know stress levels realy effect me. So I judge my BS not just on food intake but mental stress I can go from 120 to 225 in 15 minutes, without any food involved. I know no matter wha, I eat right and take my meds then I don't worry about those spikes.

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PARTYGIRL7 Posts: 6
9/25/07 8:25 A

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I've had some strange numbers one over 200 after dinner I drink 8+ water and have been measuring food. I did have a Very High stress level that day, does that affect things?

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