Can stress cause elevated blood sugar levels?

Posted on Wed, 17 Jul 2019 in Diabetes
Question: I just checked my b.s. and it was 330. It's been in the 210to 280 all day. Having family issues with my elderly mom and my useless brother today. Mom is 87 and in assisted living and brother dumps everything on me as far as mom is concerned. Can stress raise my b.s.. we have icy roads her and I don't want to go to hospital going to Dr in the am.
Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes, stress raises blood sugar;

Detailed Answer:


Yes, stress activates many hormones that raise blood sugar.

To judge the treatment in the future, the HbA1c level is needed, it gives better information about the mean glucose level of the last 3 months.

The values you reported is not an emergency but try to calm down and keep monitoring the blood sugar.

If high levels persist, your treating physician may need to modify the treatment.

Hope the information will help.

Dr. Mirjeta Guni, Endocrinologist
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