What can stress do to your health, ever thought about that?
Stress can cause a lot of illness. One lady that I know, she was stressing out a lot and she now has under active thyroid and when you have that, then the rest of your body will go down hill. Loosing hearing, heart failure, lung failure, kidney failure, just to name a few.
Stress can cause diabeties and make it worst.

There are many ways to avoid stress, you can ask your doctor what you can do.

http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/features/10-fixable-stress-related-health-problems

http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2014/stress-and-disease.html

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/stress-symptoms-causes-and-effects.htm

http://www.stress.org/stress-effects/

Well,  I know what it's doing to mine because I've not been feeling well the last week.  I have an arrhythmia and my heart has been flipping around like crazy. I took my BP with my little home machine and it was 150 over something so I waited and took it again and it went down to 138.  Going to have to get in the lineup at the walk-in clinic until I can see a doctor I guess.
Once again, star shows her ignorance by pretending to be some sort of medical expert...

Diabetes can NOT be caused by stress. While stress can raise sugar/glucose levels in some people, this is due to their pancreas not doing it's job properly (secreting insulin) and is a sign of an already existing diabetic condition.

Please, when reading star's "helpful" posts... "consider the source".

-DF
Mustangsally wrote: Well,  I know what it's doing to mine because I've not been feeling well the last week.  I have an arrhythmia and my heart has been flipping around like crazy. I took my BP with my little home machine and it was 150 over something so I waited and took it again and it went down to 138.  Going to have to get in the lineup at the walk-in clinic until I can see a doctor I guess.


My friend was like you, it turn out that she to much potassium her system, she also ended up with TIA. So... she couldn't no longer have Banana or Orange as they are high in potassium and lack of excercise. Mustangsally, I hope the medical team can figure your problem out so that you can stay healthy.
I never knew that. It's amazing how things that are good for you can end up doing so much damage. Everything in moderation.

As  to diabetes and stress, I'm not sure it can cause diabetes, but I just read where if you already have diabetes, stress can raise your blood glucose levels which isn't good.
Stress can relate to type ll diabetes, and it also can cause more damage to your pancreas and your A1C. It can also cause under active thyroid, it can cause a lot of problem with your health.

Your pancreas produce insulin to carry the sugar through out your body, If no or very little insulin is in your system then the sugar stay put and not through out your body, or some sugar and not all the sugar, this cause your A1C reading to be high. The health professionals are more concern what your A1c readings, which should be around the 7 mark, so somewhere between 6 and 7 or 7.5, depending on what type you have. My last reading was over 8 which is to high.

A1C also determine which type of diabetes you have. Sugar is use for energy for your body, very little sugar or insulin is result "being tired".
How I know so much about my diabetes, well here is a link
http://www.ucalgary.ca/cdm/calgaryendocrinologyandmetabolismprogram

Cindy works with me and I did attend her classes and learn more about it. I consult with her either in person or e mail. I will be seeing her this coming Tuesday.
One thing that really annoys me is people criticizing others in their thread. Why do people do that. It is very ignorant. Stardaisy has a right to post what she thinks and in this case knows. especially in her own thread and she is welcome in mine. Stress is capable of overloading many organs and pushing a person over if they are borderline. Stress comes in two forms, physical and mental and the two are related. Five years I studied how the brain works and found amazing connections. Stress does kill. So unless you can back up your comments with documentation then they are just your comments. Did no one realize she wants to prevent you from getting a condition she has to live with. I bet you don't even read her attachments, just shoot her down because you can. Alberta has very good programs and BC has many similar. The UK and the US are far behind. Don't take my word for it, ask someone who lives there.
I'm sorry if I've offended anyone but again this is my opinion and this is a forum.
Thank you Dav, maybe these links will help people to understand better what I am talking about.

http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/?referrer=https://www.google.com/

http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/type-2-diabetes-guide/type-2-diabetes

For people who don't understand the concept of this type of diabetes. Or what stress can do to your system.

Take a tube of toothpaste and squeeze at the top near the opening, not much come out, keep holding it and with your other hand squeeze the bottom, yup, can't do it, that hand that is holding the top part is acting like your nerve, it is tense from stress, that is why have so much problem with health when we are stress out, or stress out for a long period of time, nothing is going to work, or work properly