Reduce Stress to Prevent Diabetes
Behavior change is hard, but there are some simple strategies that can make adopting a healthy lifestyle easier. Reduce stress and improve your sleep through exercise, meditation, and mindfulness. Deep breathing and belly breathing are two techniques to help deal with stress. Try to think positive – surround yourself with positive people, find humor, be kind to yourself, and identify areas that need to change. See a mental health professional if you are feeling worried, anxious, or overwhelmed most of the time and these feelings are interfering with your normal life.
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Our diabetes prevention program has a variety of resources designed to help people at risk for type 2 diabetes manage or prevent the disease through a combination of healthy eating, exercise, and stress management.