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9 Factors That Affect How Insulin Works

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Feeling stressed?

The hormones released when you feel stressed can directly alter the levels of glucose in your blood and stop your body from producing enough insulin or using it properly.

"Any kind of stress on the body, even psychological stress, will raise people’s blood sugars," says Tobin, "so it’s not uncommon that they require more insulin during those times."

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