Blood sugar levels rise when a person becomes angry or stressed. The human body tends to react as if it has been attacked. The body responds by preparing to take action. It secretes the hormones cortisol and adrenaline, i.e. stress hormones. These hormones stimulate the body to release glucose reserves into the bloodstream as energy needed to fight stress. Healthy people have compensatory mechanisms that maintain normal blood sugar levels. For people with diabetes, the stress hormone makes muscles and tissues insulin-resistant, so they become less effective in removing glucose from the bloodstream. This results in a high concentration of glucose in the blood which, among other things, leads to a change in mood (anger, rage, exhaustion, rage).
If you have a person nearby who has frequent bouts of anger and rage it is important that you do not engage in discussions with that person at these times. Retreat. Stay calm. Wait for the anger phase to pass. Then talk if possible. Try to understand and try to find together the reasons for all the unpleasant emotions and ways to eliminate such emotions. An open conversation can help find the cause of the problem. In situations like this, keep your options open. Consult with close friends, relatives, psychiatrists and psychologists and share experiences.
If anger and rage take a toll on your (or your loved one’s) mental and physical health, try the following solutions:
- Breathe properly and deeply. Concentrate on inhaling and exhaling. This helps to separate yourself from the disturbing situation.
- Engage in physical activity. This allows you to direct useless impulses in a positive direction and discharge in the right way. Yoga and meditation help.
- Get rid of unpleasant thoughts. Sometimes certain thoughts just go through your head. Try to pass them through yourself without going into content analysis. Every time a bad thought comes up, replace it with a positive thought.
- Eliminate caffeine. Caffeine can increase the level of stress hormones that increase the level of glucose in the blood.
- Rest. If you seem to live / work like on a treadmill, be sure to set aside some free time for yourself for at least 30 minutes a day.
- Measure anger. You rate it on a scale of 1 to 10. The closer you get to 1 the more you manage to control your anger.
- Change your diet. Breakfast protein can help you feel full for a long time. So keep the sugar under control for hours. The human body is a system of closely related brains and bodies. Every chemical change in our body affects the world. When we are very hungry, the state of the organism occurs when the blood sugar level drops significantly and when we need to eat anything. It is a message from our brain that it lacks fuel so that it can continue to function.