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i am 27 weeks pregnant and i have gestational diabetes and i was wondering if stress can cause the blood sugar to rise ?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Stress causes the adrenal glands to produce cortisol, which elevates blood sugar. Many people with diabetes don't notice much fluctuation in their blood sugar with varying levels of stress, but some do. Stress management is important for all of us, but even more so for diabetics and for pregnant women (and for pregnant women with diabetes).
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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