Diabetes and Stress: Naughty cocktail
One thing I’ve learned with all these years being diabetic is that this disease and stress don’t mix well.
My husband and I applied for a house but they refused because I am now a Full time stay at home Mom and he hasn’t been working in Canada for more than 4 years. Fun! I’m over it now but it’s frustrating to have to go through all the paperworks, the banks, the sellers, etc… And stress about it since it would have been our first home. Well, I guess it wasn’t meant to be. But now what? We have to move soon and that’s two hours away. Traveling with a year old child is not all fun and games and I’d rather not travel a whole lot.
Anyways! With all that said, you can understand a small part of the stress I’m going through these days. Only thing is, instead of waking up with a beautiful reading of 5.2 mmol (96.6mg), I wake up with a not so super 10.0 mmol… (180mg). It’s not that hard to fix a high blood sugar, but it’s annoying to have to deal with all that. I feel like I’m pregnant again! (Pregnancy tends to mess your blood sugar readings. A lot!) And the fact that my blood glucose isn’t regular stresses me! HAH! It’s a never-ending malicious circle.
What do you do to lower your stress level, diabetic or not?