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.