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How much does blood sugar levels affect cortisol?

I'm wondering if my diet is affecting the way I feel. I've not been eating great lately and not really having regular meals. Yesterday for instance I just snacked on sugary things. I felt irritable and snappy all day. Things bothered me! Then when hubby came home he drove me mad and we had a row. I just felt really angry inside and I don't know why. After dinner I felt better.

So today I have made sure that I have eaten healthy stuff with protein and no sugar. I feel much better and calmer.

Does it really have that much of an effect? Is this why I cannot seem to get a handle on my mood swings and are wondering if I have got high or low cortisol and estrogen?

Thanks for any advice :)

Carolineanne x

2 Replies

If it makes you feel like that, I'd guess there is something else going on, a trip to the doctors might be in order for a few tests. But also if you feel a lot better eating healthy, you've probably answered your own question, give it a decent try to see if it lasts, and keep doing what your doing eating healthy. With those symptoms thinking diabetes, or pre diabetic hence tests... Hope that helps you...


Thanks Roadrunnergreg for your reply. I have been thinking 'diabetes' or hypoglycaemia. Just getting over a bug/ cold that has wiped me out for days which could have had a bearing on last weeks moods.

I think I will get tested though and although not eating much at the minute I am trying to stay away from all the bad stuff which is quite easy at the moment due to not much appetite.

Thanks again :)


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