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How stress and anxiety can affect people with diabetes

Stress and anxiety significantly affect a person’s life, and the areas where it is affected can have blood sugar levels.

Chronic stress can increase cortisol and adrenaline levels in the body, which can raise blood sugar levels and increase the risk of complications associated with diabetes.

In terms of healthy living, it is necessary to keep stress levels under control.

Practicing a proper diet, regular exercise, sleep hygiene and meditation are important tools to reduce stress.

Diabetics need to adjust their medication or insulin dose during periods of stress to control blood sugar levels.

Also, adequate sleep is crucial to reduce the stress load on the body. It is important to have constant communication with the doctor to manage this acute condition and prevent such episodes.

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Just physical activity can release endorphins, feel-good neurotransmitters, in the brain that elevate our mood.

Dr. Tyagi advises doing what you love, as any form of exercise is consistently beneficial.

Mindful eating against stress can encourage deep breathing, making thoughtful food choices, focusing your attention on food, feeling relaxed and happy while eating.

When stress is chronic, it is critical, as it often triggers the fight-or-flight response, which persistently rises in the hormone, leading to the risk of health problems.

Slow, deep breathing, listening to music, eating gum, and eating a small portion of dark chocolate or green tea can reduce stressful situations.

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