Healthy Living
November 06, 2017 By Barb Gormley
 Diabetes de-stress

A bad day at work, a visit to the dentist, too much to do at home, bumper-to-bumper traffic—any of these can send your stress levels through the roof. According to Montreal’s Centre for Studies on Human Stress, if left unchecked, chronic anxiety and worry can contribute to a variety of health problems, including heart disease, depression, and type 2 diabetes.

If you are already living with diabetes, stressful situations can lead to spikes in your blood sugar levels. “When the body is under stress, it produces cortisol and other stress hormones, which release a surge of energy in the form of glucose [sugar] into the bloodstream,” says Marla Warner, a Toronto-based certified stress management educator and health coach.

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