Panic attack and diabetes can be a worrying combination. Some of the feelings can be similar, thus, the person may be unsure if it's panic or diabetes.

The problem with panic attacks is that it has a way of imitating other serious conditions, such as diabetes, asthma or even a heart attack. This uncertainty is very distressing.

Panic attacks can sometimes feel like hypoglycemia (abnormally low level of glucose in the blood). Either condition can make you feel weak and dizzy. Herein lies the problem.

Treating Panic Attacks Can Prevent Diabetes From Worsening

You may end up adjusting your blood sugar level when you need not have, because it may well have been the panic attack that caused you to feel this way. Panic can therefore cause your diabetes to worsen.

It's very important for you to work closely with your doctors, for both diabetes and anxiety. Even though the anxiety attacks are not serious in itself, you can see the problems it can cause.

Diabetes may be a serious condition, but because of the complications caused by your panic and anxiety, pay as much attention in dealing with this problem as well.

Panic attacks are treatable. Depending on how lucky you are, it can get better, reduce in frequency and intensity or completely disappear. It can also trouble you again in the future.

This is because everyone is different. If you have diabetes as well, it's more important for you to treat the panic than for someone who JUST has panic attacks and no other condition.

Once your panic attacks get better, maintain what you've learned so that if it ever came back, you can deal with it quickly.

Tricks To Help During A Panic Attack

Here are a couple of methods I've used in the past to help with panic attacks. If you're having an attack, try to concentrate on sounds around you, perhaps even people talking.

A doctor once asked me to count backwards in threes from 100. This exercise, plus the fact that my mathematics is pathetic caused me greater discomfort than the panic attack!, wait, 94...

But seriously, panic attack and diabetes seem to have an unfortunate link. Get help for your panic attacks so that it doesn't interfere as much with your diabetes.

Author's Bio: 

Giri Anantha has experience in panic attacks, panic disorder and agoraphobia. His website is called Panic And
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