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Question regarding blood sugar levels and Panic Attacks

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ScreenName

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I recently began taking insulin for Type 2 Diabetes. I keep a chart of my blood sugar levels by testing twice a day, morning and night.

Today, I have to leave my apartment with a person who makes me very nervous. I just found out last night.

I've done nothing different from between that phone call and this morning when I tested my blood sugar. In the mornings, it is always around 100-130 or so which is a great range.

This morning? 270.

Has anyone else ever encountered this kind of thing before?
 
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I have had an experience, via anxieties problems where my levels were 115, then, 103, and then 101, however yours was 270? Sounds to me, a bit like severe anxieties creeping up - on that note, and as you say you were feeling nervous about a person.


I hope at least, this tip will help you to realise how the figure went up to 270.


Keep on testing for another week, now, if it doesn't drop below, 130 again, and to a 100, I would definitely make an appointment with the General Doctor, let them take the test themselves, and see whether if they too might indicate severe anxiety, and maybe a bit panicky, which is what I am thinking how you were feeling subconsiously.



My name is Natalie and I am often around on the forums.


Natalie.
 
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Thanks Natalie. I was back down to 111 this morning.

I am going to tell both my Diabetes Doctor and my Psychiatrist about it as the only thing different was knowing I was about to encounter a person who makes me very nervous.

I know I can pump my blood sugar level up during the day by eating the wrong stuff. But I'm starting to think that anxiety can do the same thing.

A silly remark intended on the way: If I have to give up carbohydrates for my health well than by darn it all I want to give up stress causing situations if they are just as bad for me. Really, I am sort of serious about that but don't want to sound like a grump.
 
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Hi Screename,



I was just wondeiring whether since your posts if you have had your appointments for the Diabetes doctor, and also the pshychatrist, how did they go, were they able to point you in the right direction?



Natalie.
 
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