Mariana Klimtsiv, family doctor and leader of the Diabetes Hunters team in the Lviv region, emphasizes that acute stress greatly affects not only mental but also physical health of the person.

Being under constant stress is especially dangerous for those at risk of developing diabetes. In this case, the body produces the hormones adrenaline and cortisol, which raise blood sugar and decrease the sensitivity of cells to insulin. In addition, insulin begins to be produced less in principle.

You can do three simple exercises from time to time to reduce the effect of stress on the body. The first is to breathe through the nose and exhale through the mouth.

In the second, you have to look around for four objects you can touch, three sounds you hear, and two pleasant scents. After that, you need to focus on one of your feelings.

The third exercise is any physical activity. A simple walk, jog, fitness etc. it could be.

The specialist recommends checking blood sugar indicators once a year.

Source: Ferra

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