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Can Stress Cause Diabetes?

Taking pointless stress can not only lead to headache or neck pain, it may also spike your blood sugar levels and increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Health experts are of view that our changing routine and sedentary lifestyle are the main reasons behind the increase in the incidence of diabetes in India.

Stress leads to the release of several hormones like adrenaline and cortisol that shoot up the blood sugar levels and also increase the blood pressure and pulse rate.

Shared stress can also result in related dysregulation of hormones in children. If they live in a stressful atmosphere, children may have a similar dysmetabolic condition.

By making some simple lifestyle changes you can fight and cope up with stress which will decrease the risk of diabetes and even help in monitoring diabetes. Dr. Ajay Kumar Ajmani, senior consultant (endocrinology) at BLK Super Speciality Hospital advised, "One should engage in physical activities, like yoga, gymming and dancing. Aerobics and pilates are also great stress busters. Make a few food Add more fibre to your diet by choosing whole grains."