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10 April 2012

Stress not good for diabetics

Managing stress is particularly important to people with diabetes, since the body's reaction to stress can trigger a dramatic change in blood-glucose levels, HealthDay reports.

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Everyone reacts differently to physical and mental stress. But managing stress is particularly important to people with diabetes, since the body's reaction to stress can trigger a dramatic change in blood-glucose levels, HealthDay reports.

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Try the following relaxation technique: close your eyes and take a deep breath; visualise yourself being in a peaceful, safe setting such as the beach or your back garden; focus on your breathing and slow it down to a 10-second cycle, six breaths a minute; inhale for five seconds, then exhale for five seconds; do this for about two to five minutes; concentrate on something peaceful and soothing in your environment; you may choose a flower, a colour or anything that calms you. 

 
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