Reduce Stress, Control Your Diabetes

Meridian - 26751
By Meridian - 26751 Latest Reply 2009-01-02 14:36:51 -0600
Started 2009-01-01 07:24:26 -0600

1. Exercise. "When I feel the stress building up at work or at home, I take a walk," Curry says. "Exercising at the gym also has done a lot to help me alleviate stress and control my blood glucose."

2. Take 5 slow, deep breaths.

3. Do a few simple stretches or try a few yoga poses.

4. Get 7-9 hours of sleep each night.

5. Cuddle with your spouse, child, or pet.

6. Take time to do something you really enjoy. "As long as it isn't harmful, anything that brings you pleasure can help to reduce stress," Tibbetts explains. "We can't be on vacation all the time, but we do need to weave pleasant things into our lives on a regular basis."

7. Talk it out with a friend, counselor, or diabetes educator.

8. Write your thoughts, good and bad, in a journal.

9. Think about something happy or funny.

7 replies

2009-01-01 11:17:52 -0600 Report

You have some very good ideas. How did you, a MAN, come up with something to say without sticking your foot in your mouth!! LOL I'm trying to match my sense of humor with the sense of humor you "say" you have!!!!

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2009-01-01 11:29:00 -0600 Report

I'm in touch with my sensitive side.

2009-01-01 11:35:51 -0600 Report

Oh Please!! Does your wife believe everything you say? Or is she glad you have this site to have someone bs with?

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2009-01-01 18:44:32 -0600 Report

Of course she does. You can't be married 36 years without being honest. And believe it or not I am known for my broad shoulders as well as my kind and comforting words by those that know me.

2009-01-02 14:36:51 -0600 Report

It's great to know that your wife has been so honest for 36 years. Too bad that can't be said for some other people.

Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann 2009-01-01 09:36:27 -0600 Report

Thanks, all good ideas. I need to make a copy and post it on the fridge and keep a copy in my pocket when I'm al work.