Stress is a double whammy for people who suffer from type 2 diabetes or are pre-diabetic.
First, stress has been shown to bring on the very behaviours such as unhealthy eating and drinking that need to be avoided to control diabetes.
Many people know what they should and should not be eating in order to control their Diabetes 2. However, when under stress, rational thinking can easily go out the window as emotions take over.
Before they know it they can unthinkingly attempt to console themselves with the very foods that are causing their diabetes. The realization that they have done this can then in some cases add to the stress they experience.
Secondly, the hormones released by the stress reaction in our bodies have been linked to a rise in glucose levels.
While experiencing stress, adrenaline and cortisol are released into your bloodstream. Your breathing gets faster and your body directs blood to the muscles and limbs in anticipation of you “fighting” the stressful situation.
However, for many, their bodies are not able to process the glucose released by the nerve cells as they are fired if they are prone to diabetes. If the glucose can't be converted into energy it will build up in the blood stream. This in turn will cause your blood glucose levels to rise.
Evidence shows that hypnosis is a powerful, safe and simple, if underused way, to effectively release unneeded, stress that is causing these problems and even eventually prevent its return in similar situations.
Not everyone is aware that they are suffering from stress. Never-the-less, stress can be taking toll on their emotional and mental well-being as well as hurting their physical health. Learning to identify the symptoms of stress can help you identify it and then get help to manage it.
Stressed people may experience:
Four free professionally developed self-hypnosis mp3s are currently available free of charge that will guide you through the process of releasing your stress. You can learn more about them and download them here: http://www.ask-the-hypnotist.com/hypnosis-stress-management-technique.html