We all experience elevated levels of excess stress from time to time – some more so than others. It is well established that excess stress can have a host of negative effects on the body and can make almost any pre-existing conditions much worse. When it comes to type II diabetes however the effects of stress can be significant and even serious.
Stress is necessary and the body is equipped to handle “normal amounts” of everyday stress very well. When the stress becomes excessive however and lasts for long periods it can become a greater and greater issue, especially for those also suffering from type II diabetes.
Physiologically when we react to stress our bodies increase production of hormones that raise blood sugar. The body is preparing for a crisis and increases blood sugar to provide needed energy for the “flight or fight” syndrome. Once the perceived crisis passes the blood sugar slowly returns to normal. However what happens when the stress is chronic and ongoing? People under constant stress also have constant elevated blood sugar levels. If you are diabetic this can be dangerous as your body already has difficulty keeping blood sugar under control.
Stress management should always be part of any diabetes management program. In addition to making smart food choices, keeping carbohydrates low, and getting regular exercise, those with type II diabetes should learn to better manage stress in their lives.
Finally one of the most important things you can do is to take the nutrients in high potencies that are linked to controlling blood sugar and stress. We have developed two formulas that we always use with all our type II diabetes clients. The first is called GlucoCrave Xtreme and it’s designed to improve insulin resistance and reduce cravings for sugary foods.
The second is called Stress Eze and as the name implies, is designed to nourish the central nervous system and the adrenal glands, reducing the harmful effects of excess prolonged stress. Both of these formulas are below