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When you try lowering your stress, you might have more time to focus on the other aspects of healthy lifestyles – like making nutritious food choices and being active.
The Crees have been building teepees on the land for centuries. The skill has been passed on from one generation to the next.
It is an art to have all the poles fit a certain way, in order to make a strong and durable teepee. You can live a long and healthy life when living with diabetes. To live well with diabetes, there are many things you can do.
To build a strong teepee, you need to find solid ground. To manage diabetes, it is also important to find a balance in life to find mental and spiritual health.
Active Living is one important way you can manage diabetes.
Healthy Eating is another key ingredient to diabetes management.
Our food is our medicine.
Finally, medication also plays an important role in controlling your blood sugar levels.
Spending time on the land and enjoying time with your family and friends is a good way to reduce stress.
Reducing stress allows your body to relax, to take care of itself, and to decrease your blood glucose.
If you are concerned about developing diabetes, or are having trouble managing your diabetes, contact your local CMC.
November is Diabetes Month in Eeyou Istchee and around the world. This year, let’s discuss the important steps you can take to prevent or live well with diabetes – lowering your stress, staying active, making nutritious food choices, and using medication when needed.