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Hi I am currently diabetic II and I am using 3000mg of glucophage daily. I would like to know does stress influence diabetes??? Regards Hettie***@******.***
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Hello,
Welcome to justanswer.com and thanks for your question.
Well stress both physical and mental, has effect on diabetes.
When you're stressed, your blood sugar levels rise.
Stress hormones like epinephrine and cortisol kick in since one of their major functions is to raise blood sugar to help boost energy when it's needed most.
Even in diabetes 2 because of relative lack of insulin there isn't enough insulin to cope with these hormones, so blood sugar levels rise.
For further reading -
http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/complications/stress.html

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=47115


Apart from this if you have stress , anxiety, unexplained weight gain then it is advised to undergo Thyroid function test to rule out hypothyroidism .
I suggest you to consult your doctor for further evaluation and management .
I hope this helps.
If you have any further query then feel free to ask.
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