Diabetes, Cortisol Levels and Blood Sugar. How This Hormone Can Determine Success or Failure in Treatment.
Naperville Institute For Neuro Metabolic Solutions. Dr Richard Hagmeyer
Getting these hormones under control is pivotal to the success of your blood sugar control. Your adrenal glands are vital for optimal blood sugar stability. When your adrenal glands are not working properly, it causes high levels of cortisol to circulate throughout your system. Elevated Cortisol levels are one of those factors that is often overlooked by mainstream medicine when it comes to the management of type II Diabetics.
This plays a major role in why you continue to experience and suffer with weight gain, Peripheral Neuropathy, Restless Leg Syndrome, difficulty sleeping, Thyroid problems even when your other lab tests may be “normal”.
Cortisol Is Vital to Proper Blood Sugar Regulation and Normal Blood Sugar Control.
Cortisol is one of the main factors that regulate your blood sugar level, Insulin in not the only hormone involved in Blood Sugar regulation. There are several hormone that must be optimized for diabetics to reverse their diabetes naturally, however for the purpose of this post we will focus on Cortisol. When cortisol is released by your adrenal glands, it’s accompanied by cytokines.
Cytokines are chemical signals that cells use to communicate with each other. elevated cytokines suppress the ability of your pituitary gland, and your hypothalamus, to make a variety of hormones needed for optimal health.
Adrenal glands make cortisol in response to a stress.
Whether it’s physical, chemical, or emotional stress. Cortisol also promotes inflammation throughout the body, the more inflammation throughout the body the more the adrenals pump out Cortisol. This becomes a vicious cycle. As cortisol is released, the cytokines will suppress your pituitary gland.(The area of the brain responsible for releasing TSH as well as many male and female hormones)
Common Causes of Elevated Cortisol and Blood Sugar imbalances.
Now there are several causes of elevated cortisol, one of them being chronic stress, post traumatic stress disorder, or hidden gut infections, like, parasites. You’d be surprised at how many diabetics have parasitic infections.
You need to make sure that your blood sugar level remain stable throughout the day. And you need to understand when your blood sugar levels go up or down, your cortisol levels are going up and down, which means your cytokines are going up and down, which in turn means your pituitary will be under significant stress, ultimately this can and will alter Blood sugar as well as thyroid hormones.
So be aware, if your stress levels are high, your adrenal glands are still going to have to work harder, and cortisol levels are going to increase. Cytokine levels (inflammation) are going to increase, and it will cause your pituitary not to function properly, this in turn will cause decreased amounts of thyroid-stimulating hormone TSH and weight gain despite diet and exercise.
The bottom line is this: High cortisol will sabotage your attempt to maintain Healthy Blood Sugar Levels, Healthy Thyroid Function and Healthy weighty.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO AVOID ADRENAL FATIGUE AND IMPROVE BLOOD SUGAR REGULATION.
If you’re suffering with adrenal fatigue, you need to avoid refined sugar, alcohol, and caffeine because these are high stressors to your immune system. And don’t think you can get away with eating “Sugar Free” aspartame and MSG are toxic EXTREMELY DETRIMENTAL for the Health of your adrenal glands.