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Diabetes: Lowering your stress

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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. 

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Spending time on the land and enjoying time with your family and friends is a good way to reduce stress.  

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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. 

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November is Diabetes Month in Eeyou Istchee and around the world. Let’s discuss what you can do to prevent or live well with diabetes – lowering your stress, staying active, making nutritious food choices, and using medication when needed.

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