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Default Why do Cortisol/GH stimulate insulin release?

From my understanding cortisol and GH are stress hormones that are elevated in hypoglycemic/stress states.

Then why am I reading in Constanza and hearing from ol' Najeeb that they stimulate insulin?

Do they mean that these stress hormones indirectly stimulate insulin by increasing glucose?
Like this?
↓glucose → ↑ GH ↑ Cortisol → ↑glucose → ↑ insulin

Or is it direct stimulation for some other reason?
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