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I have came to know that taking a lot of stress increases the risk of Diabetes, and patients of Diabetes are adviced not to take too much stress, am i correct? if yes then I am unable to understand that how stress affects the level of glucose in our blood?

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Prolonged stress leads to elevated levels of cortisol. Cortisol interacts with insulin action and blood glucose levels in various ways, essentially promoting hyperglycaemia.

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