Concerned about sugar cravings and emotional overeating

Patient

Q: Hello, I'm a 29 year old female. I had a question regarding glucose levels. I am not a diabetic. I do keep it in check and my fasting BG's are in normal range. I have intense sugar cravings immedialey upon waking up in the morning. It used to be sporadic, but now it is quite frequent. In fact I find myself using refined sugar as motivation for getting out of bed. It also happens at different times throughout the day, but early morning is most consistent. I do have increases in these cravings with hormonal fluctuations, but they seem to keep persisting throughout the month. I am a nursing student under an insane amount of stress. I'm afraid that I'm also emotionally overeating. This has me terrified because my mother died at an early age from complications of diabetes. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for considering my issue, and I think you provide a wonderful service here.

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