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Old 11-05-2014, 16:51   #1
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I know I am guilty of this . . . but my blood sugars run higher than most people. I believe one of the stressors that run blood sugar up is obsessing over the numbers, even when the number are good.
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Agreed. The overall pattern of peaks and troughs is a lot more significant than the absolute numbers themselves. Given the accuracy standards of meters worrying overmuch about the exact numbers you get is pretty pointless.

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Stress means a hormonal imbalance, and can cause BG fluctuations. How often and how much is YMMV. Once my eating patterns were settled, within LCHF, I found that I can contain my BG within a 40 point range for the entire day. I wish I could narrow it down to 30. With stricter control I probably could. I can usually keep myself within 80-120, but if I flout the rules a bit, it can easily rise to 100-140. Beyond that I don't really care what my BG is doing on a moment to moment basis.

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I used to be able to give myself a nosebleed in University by just thinking about final exams. I'm a bit calmer now.

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I used to be able to give myself a nosebleed in University by just thinking about final exams. I'm a bit calmer now.
Is that why all of a sudden I get nosebleeds. Never had that before either. But . . . I'm a little OCD with details. Like that testing that blood sugar in the am. and freaking out when I see 180. I've decided that it's been doing that for 11 months, so why surprised. I just accept it.

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I used to be able to give myself a nosebleed in University by just thinking about final exams. I'm a bit calmer now.
In my last year of high school I got a nosebleed while writing my Biology final, likely due to text anxiety. This resulted in there being bloodstains on the test booklet; my biology professor, deadpan, told me that it was not necessary for me to have submitted a biological sample.

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