Gluten Free Diabetic Diet

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A Gluten-free Meal Plan

Featured Cookbook by Nancy S. Hughes and Lara Rondinelli-Hamilton, RD, LDN, CDE Trying to follow a gluten-free diet? If so, this book is your guide to living a gluten-free (and taste-filled) lifestyle. Complete with recipes, meal plans, strategies, and tips, you’ll find everything you need to start feeling better and eating healthy. Continue reading >>

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  1. jupton1

    STRESS OR ANXIETY ,the effect it can cause

    Stress results when something causes your body to behave as if it were under attack. Sources of stress can be physical, like injury or illness. Or they can be mental, like problems in your marriage, job, health, or finances.
    When stress occurs, the body prepares to take action. This preparation is called the fight-or-flight response. In the fight-or-flight response, levels of many hormones shoot up. Their net effect is to make a lot of stored energy - glucose and fat - available to cells. These cells are then primed to help the body get away from danger.
    In people who have diabetes, the fight-or-flight response does not work well. Insulin is not always able to let the extra energy into the cells, so glucose piles up in the blood.
    Many sources of stress are not short-term threats. For example, it can take many months to recover from surgery. Stress hormones that are designed to deal with short-term danger stay turned on for a long time. As a result, long-term stress can cause long-term high blood glucose levels.
    Many long-term sources of stress are mental. Your mind sometimes reacts to a nondangerous event as if it were a real threat. Like physical stress, mental stress can be short term - from taking a test to getting stuck in a traffic jam. It can also be long term: from working for a demanding boss to taking care of an aging parent. In mental stress, the body pumps out hormones to no avail. Neither fighting nor fleeing is any help when the "enemy" is your own mind.

  2. TellT

    I've been looking for information about sugar drops under stress. Really, I'm sick of others telling me how my body reacts, feels, pain levels, or does. Doctors and others keep telling me my sugars "must" rise, I'm hypo, under stress, more hypo. Wrong, mine drops severely and did just that again last evening when confronted with a dangerous situation. Worsened when the battery on my meter failed. I think science or all these doctors, professionals, who claim to be gods and claim all absolutes many times have it wrong. This is not the only issue that must disagree with them on, and that they have put me in very un-healthy situations, or not allowed treatments/meds cause they think they know me, my body, or what may work for me. The VA is absolutely horrible about this since their health care means.. one size fits all.
    They also tested, supposedly, my adrenal and said all was fine then, but that was at a time when I wasn't having issues. I also cannot have some event happen at will so they can see it. I have also known people with the same issue. My father's sugar does rise when stressed or hyped up, and stays there for quite a while. I really wish people and ego trippers or so-called professionals would cease spouting off absolutes or telling people to get on anti-depressants or something stupid just because we may be different and not having systems they are brain-washed to call absolutes when dealing with a variety of people and various issues.

  3. marla3300

    I want to know if anyone else has extreme high sugar levels when under stress. Because of my stress at work it often goes into the 500 range, but as soon as I am away from my stress, it drops down to close to normal and then after my injections, it will become normal or low.

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