After three years together, my boyfriend broke up with me. I DID not see this coming and I think he may have already found someone else. He promptly moved his stuff out of our apartment yesterday morning, so I spent yesterday evening crying it out while watching Hallmark Channel rom-coms.
I noticed that after crying for an hour, my blood sugar sky rocketed. Does anyone know why? Is it because of stress?
Emotions can affect your blood sugar. Anxiety, fear, even that happy feeling you had when you got that new job can be stressful sometimes. When we’re stressed – whether it’s physical stress or mental stress – our bodies produce hormones such as cortisol that can raise blood glucose even if we haven’t eaten. These hormones are known as the “fight or flight” hormones.
Modern day stresses can be anything from starting a new job to fighting an illness to getting ready for that big birthday party. These hormones release our body’s emergency stores of sugar into the bloodstream for use as energy. Sometimes the influx of sugar is too much for the body to use when someone has diabetes and it can cause blood sugars to rise too high.