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Old 09-22-2012, 14:00   #1
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I have been a diabetic for about 5 years now but my life has been upside down in the past 1-2 years and it's now showing in my BS. I can't seem to get it under 150-200. Fasting is never below 120. I don't want to get on insulin but I can't seem to get it under control. 😔

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Do some reading, GABA, Holy Basil, Ashweghanda, Seriphos. You need to get your cortisol under control.

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I'll do that. Thank you!!

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If your cortisol is high from stress it will take a lot of insulin to rein it in right now.

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It may not help initially, but if not already doing so undertaking a regular exercise program will also help. Unfortunately, when first starting exercise many people find cortisol is temporarily increased...

However regular training over time does decrease the effect AND helps the body have a better response to stress, and decrease the cortisol released.

Relaxation exercises can also help greatly - I started with them for dealing with chronic pain (which is a stress of it's own kind) - and although I initially found them silly, even "hokey", I've come to rely on them for controlling pain, stress, etc. There's lots of free "relaxation video" clips on youtube with music, sound-effects, etc., that you might find in a relaxation-therapy class.

That's how I get my relaxation "tapes" at home...

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My suggestion for stress relief is my evening walk. After dark when everyone is watching tv and the world is quiet. Works wonders for me and I sleep really well. In the summer months I then strip and fall in the pool just floating around watching the stars. Ok that's a scary image for some lol.
Hope you get the stress under control with whatever works for you.

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Thank you so much for all the great advice. I get my lab results on Monday to see how bad things are really like. I will start an exercise program to help.

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