How to manage diabetes and stress

tress can manifest differently in one person from the next. For some, positive or negative stress may produce immediate tears, for example. In others, it may cause them to be silent and speechless. And others may become easily angry and irritable.
Depending on the severity of the stress level, your symptoms can vary. Here are some examples of stress symptoms:
Mild to moderate stress
crying
anger
irritability
excitement
high blood pressure
headache
lack of appetite
binge-eating
acid reflux
difficulty sleeping
loose bowels
muscle tension in your neck
sweaty palms
tiredness
shaking
trembling
changes in weight
lack of sex drive
Severe stress
chronic headaches
nausea
diarrhea
severe high blood pressure
chest pain
sexual dysfunction
insomnia
depression
panic attacks
anxiety
Research suggests that stress also can bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases. Stress is linked to 6 of the leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide.
Before we move on to how stress can affect your blood sugar and what you can do to reduce stress, let’s take a closer look at the hormones involved in a stress reaction.
Diabetes & Stress: How Stress Affects Your Blood Sugar

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