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Blood sugar control


     

        Blood sugar is a fuel, that the body uses in order to move and operate. All the organs, from muscles to brain need blood sugar to function. There is a whole physiological mechanism that checks, produces, stores, converts, releases, consumes and controls the blood sugar.  The body is perfect to do that work. Human organism also has safety systems with the ability to deal with the high or low intake of sugars, the increased or decreased demand for glucose and so on. This whole miraculous process happens automatically.

       Stress is also a mechanism which increases blood sugar levels and adds extra loads of work for the body to regulate them.

When a person experiences stress, the so-called stress hormones such as cortizol, epinephrine, known as adrenaline, norepinephrine increase. These hormones’ job, normally, is benign. They aim to provide energy, and this is the reason for they provoke blood sugar arousal.

What happens when a person is under continuous, chronic, long-term stress?

   a.   Blood sugar arousal. When blood sugar levels rise, your well known hormone is released from special cells in the pancreas:

   b.   The insulin. The insulin feeds body’s cells with glucose, and when the cells’ circuit breakers give the signal that they have enough, then insulin makes the liver to convert the excess glucose into glycogen, which is the glucose storage form.

   c.    Cortisol, which is an hormone released when you are under stress, antagonizes Insulin. So cortisol supports a resistance to insulin. Insulin may be is there, but somewhat powerless to act. Gradually you develop a resistance to insulin situation, a  and the metabolic syndrome is nearby. Actually the resistance to insulin is considered as a prodiabetic situation.

   d.   Epinephrin produces glucose from glycogen, that means, that converts again the storage of glycogen to glucose and more glucose is released to the bloodstream. So, we are again in the point a.

And this vicious circle is going on.

And to answer the question in one sentence: What happens when a person is under continuous, chronic, long-term stress, is continuous high blood sugar levels.

All the above relate either to a healthy person or to a diabetic person.

         The healthy person might finally be not able to avoid diabetes and the diabetic person might have an uncontrollable diabetes. 

 

What to do:

  • If you have a metabolic syndrome, either your physician has referred to that term or not
  • If you have a predisposition in your genes to develop diabetes type 2
  • If you belong in another diabetes high risk group
  • If you have already diabetes type 2
  • If you have diabetes type 1
  • If you have control-issues with your diabetes

 

You need definitely stress control. 

 

     Biofeedback provides you the electronic mirror that detects the repercussion of stress in your inner body.

 

     Biofeedback training provides you the ability to correct the repercussions of stress in your inner body.

 

     Biofeedback techniques provide your body the automatic skill to stop the stress’ vicious circles in your body functions.

 

     Biofeedback method is not a subjective relaxation, where stress can still work against your health insidiously, but an objective way to learn how to drive your own vehicle, your body, through any stress and remain unscathed.

 

     Utilize it for your health benefit.


 Stress is necessary for creativity and surviving.  But to be safe you must know how to control it. We offer you the training. 


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