Can an injury to your body raise your blood sugar?

Topics: Complications

Yes! Any stressor, physical or emotional, can raise your blood sugar.  As a matter of fact, many persons are first diagnosed with diabetes after a car accident, a heart attack or even after death of a loved one. The ‘stress response’ in our bodies may cause a series of events that lead to higher sugars, higher blood pressure and other internal changes. 

When you have a body injury or are under emotional stress, it’s a good idea to test your sugars more often.  If your numbers are high, that would be a “red flag” to remind you to call your healthcare provider to get advice.  They will be able to assess the need for any change in your treatment plan.

Posted on December 8, 2010 by:

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