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The effect of stress on diabetes

Many of our readers have been talking about the effects of stress on their blood sugar levels and their diabetic health in general. Have you noticed changes in your blood sugar when you go through periods of extreme stress?

Here, Veena tells her story:

I have been highly stressed in the last year, with sugar levels dropping to the extent that I would sweat, tremble, have a sudden headache and then feel miserable and sick the whole day.

I am trying to have smaller meals/snacks during the day. Sometimes I lose my appetite and only crave salt n vinegar crisps and pickles. I am now trying to locate a podiatrist for my burning foot.

I am still going through the Sweet Life magazines, but have to say that the section on the meditation is something that has already made me more relaxed and calm.

Seen the ad on nutrients for diabetics, got to the pharmacy and am now on Diabion.

Thanks for a mag put together so appropriately.

– Veena

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