My husband asked for a divorce. I don't want it.
I am having low blood sugars all the time, waking up low a lot. I have already reduced my basal rate a few times yesterday to even things out with help from my CGM.
Does anyone know if stress makes you have low blood sugars? His mom tells me it's stress because her type 1 friend says when she is stressed she gets very low. I think it's the reverse. My endo has always told me when I am stressed my blood sugars go up for no reason at all. And that I should do more things to relieve my stress. But my belief is that my stress inducer is breaking up with me and wants me out of his life, and that is why I think my blood sugars are running lower (and I'm eating less).
I'm sorry that you're going through these rough times. My thought is that your lower sugars are caused by the fact that you're eating less. So in a round about way, your stress is contributing to your low blood sugar, but only because you are eating less food.
I'm sorry this has happened to you, I really am — it's tough enough dealing with the day to day of D without adding emotional crap on top of it.
Physiologically speaking, stress hormones (specifically cortisol) interfere with the action of insulin, and thus would more likely send you high, not low; your endocrinologist likely is citing that fact when he/she tells you stress = high. But if you (like many people) send your stress to your GI tract, it could mean poorer absorption of your food, and therefore reduce your intake of glucose into the blood stream. That would make you potentially go low. You already said you're eating less and that also could contribute. Also, if your stress manifests itself in greater activity (for example: stress makes you start cleaning your kitchen at 4 a.m., which is something I do sometimes), that could also push you lower.
The "why" is not what matters, though. What matters is that you take care of yourself and do whatever you can to get through this difficult time. *hugs*
I am sorry that this all is happening. I would lean more towards the low sugars being caused by not eating as much. I am type 1 and when I am stressed my sugar goes up.
It definitely tends to make me high and insulin resistant as opposed to low, but everyone's reactions are different...
I am very stress sensitive. However, when I get stressed my blood sugars soar out of sight and hypoglycemia is never in the picture. If you, unlike me, tend not to eat when you are stressed, that may be one explanation of your hypos. In addition, if you have gone into deep depression without anxiety, your entire metabolism may have slowed down and your blood sugar levels would decrease. In any event, you are going through a terrible time in your life and need to see your endocrinologist immediately and get a good referral for some psych counseling. Hormones are so wrapped up in your emotional state that you cannot expect consistent blood glucose levels. You are probably in some emotional shock right now, which may well turn to anger and fury which will send your levels into the stratosphere. Get medical and psych help now.
Stress and lack of appetite is doing this to you. Remember my mom's words no man is worth your life. Keep tabs on bg levels eat when you have to and try a marriage counselor maybe he will agree and you can work things out. If not there's other fish in the sea. You can and will find love again if all else fails with your significant other. Good luck and God bless.