According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) stress occurs when something causes the body to act as if it is being attacked. It states that the sources of stress can be physical, such as injury or illness, or they can be mental, such as problems with your marriage, job, health, or finances.
For people with diabetes it is very important to control stress considering the effects it can have on their blood glucose level.
- There is a possibility that people with stress do not take proper care of themselves, stop exercising, forget to measure their blood glucose in time, and even start drinking alcoholic beverages.
- Stress hormones can also change the level of glucose in the blood directly.