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Does a lot of stress increase your A1c? I had my annual check up. I had a terribly stressful month with worry and anxiety. My A1c was good last check up, but this one was slightly elevated. Has anyone else had this experience?

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HbA1c is a protein marker. It shows how well your blood sugars have been controlled over a longer period of time.Some people comfort eat when stressed - snacks and little treats. This could mean more sugar spikes which would lead to a rise in HbA1c.

It is very easy to snack shen anxious or stressed and bot really be aware that this is happening

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HeavyFoot in reply to Gambit62

It’s worth stressing the longer period of time. You can’t fool the test by being abstemious for a few days before.

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