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.