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5/11/12 11:01 P

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yes water helps

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5/11/12 4:51 P

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But that is easily explained. When we sleep longer then we can potentially go low sugar during our sleep and the liver dumps sugar into the system to cope giving a high morning fasting. Drugs like metformin help prevent that effect, which I think is known as the sunrise effect?. Having an evening snack can prevent this if I know I am going to sleep in. L:ow glycemic tends to be high fiber so I can see that helping too.

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5/11/12 4:27 P

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Stress that I can't control, such as someone yelling in anger, or long distance news about family disaster, is the worst stressor for me. And whenever I am dehydrated, that creates another jump. I've been following the Blood Sugar Solution diet for several weeks now, and that really has been helping a lot, since it does emphasize relaxation and dealing with toxic stress situations as well as a low glycemic load diet, but I stil have some inexplicable high numbers in the morning, particularly if I sleep later than usual. You would think that extra sleep would reduce stress and give me nice lower number, but...not so much.

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5/11/12 2:21 P

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Add hydration to the list, too.



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5/11/12 2:02 P

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lol, yup, that's a shock. There seems to be a lot that affects how I process a food. I did an experiment testing my sugars an hour after eating an item thinking I then understood if the food gave me a sugar spike or not. However there are other things. Losing some weight... high temperatures in the house.... not getting enough sleep... being sick... what else I eat it with and at what time of the day.... So complicated. It makes me laugh talking to my doctors who see it all in black and white. I also find there are differences in how long it takes to process a food which affects WHEN I will get the spike if it is going to happen. I can feel terrible, check my blood sugars which appear fine... only to find half an hour later sure enough they have taken a dive or spiked. This has all changed with the added fiber in my diet. More stability.

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5/11/12 9:40 A

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Trying to avoid sugar shocked to how much there is in cereal

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5/11/12 1:01 A

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Happy events can be stressful too (ie weddings, babies... etc) so it really is how we react. THOUGHTS ARE THINGS, and they can be destructive of our peace-- and our blood glucose control!--IF WE LET THEM.

Easier to talk about than putting it in practice? Sure.

Worth trying? Definitely! LOL

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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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5/10/12 10:04 A

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stress is alwow one reacts to itere its hays th

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5/9/12 4:01 P

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Yes stress affects mine as well. And I agree I have to change the reaction to it.

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Stress . . . can we avoid/control it? NOPE. But what we can control is our reaction to stress. THAT'S where we have to really filter out the negativity in our thoughts and frame things positively. Easy? Nope! But it pays off big dividends when you do!

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5/9/12 11:01 A

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welcome happyds all the best

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5/9/12 9:56 A

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Oh yes drink the water. I know a few people who's lives are stress free. But most of us have something.

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Makes you wonder if there is such a thing as a "Stress Free" Life?!? I tend to think there is not.

And yes, it sure has a lot to do with BG#'s, and BP #'s, all the relevant side effects of high #'s. And then, they Rx meds...and there are side effects from them too.

So Carol has the only answer...take each day as it comes, don't ruin today's peace of mind worrying about tomorrows problem, sleep as well as you can, eat as healthy as you can, exercise some every day, drink water, pray, meditate, and each night think of the things you are Thankful for. emoticon

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5/9/12 7:05 A

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Yep stress is what got me in the hospital and then became a diabetic. I had two family members with cancer, a grandchild dying( She passed Feb 2011, my sister in law died of cancer Mar of this year) and I take care of my 78 year old mom( she lives with us). My plate was definitely full. I now just try to take one day at a time, exercise, eat healthy meditate and pray. it does work. I always believed God only gives you what you can handle but I would like a break once in a while. Everyday find something that you are greatful for. Think positive. Love and Light Carol

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5/9/12 6:32 A

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Praying you will have a wonderful day.

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"I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13.

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5/8/12 11:20 P

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I realize that to many people this does not make sense but over the last 10 years I have learned that stress affects my sugar more than the foods I eat! Today was very stressful for me. Well tomorrow is another day emoticon . God willing it will be better!

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