Managing stress is important when you have type 2 diabetes. Members of the Bezzy T2D community share how they relax and unwind.
If you live with type 2 diabetes, you know how intertwined stress is with your condition. Managing diabetes is a process that can add stress to your daily life, and that stress can elevate your blood sugar levels.
Managing your stress with type 2 is just as important to your health as your medications and treatment plan. But life is busy, and you may not have time to prioritize self-care as much as you should.
The Bezzy T2D community understands just how important managing stress is for blood sugar levels. Here are a few ways they relax and unwind.
“My go-to is my Calm app subscription. I use it every time I’m stressed, and it helps a ton with my anxiety.” — Kristin MacCaull
“I love to listen to soothing, quiet classical music.” — Karen S.
“I go thrift shopping and look for treasures.” — Abby Johnston
“I do yoga. It really helps me. I look up 20 or 30-minute sessions for beginners online.” — Yeatday
“Cross stitching, reading, and listening to music make me feel peaceful. Playing with my dog also makes me laugh and forget my troubles.” — Kelly6
Taking care of yourself — physically, mentally, and emotionally — is crucial when you have type 2 diabetes. The best way to de-stress is unique to you. Whatever brings you a sense of calm and happiness is a great way to ground yourself.
If you want to learn more about self-care and stress management for diabetes, check out the Mental Health Forum at Bezzy T2D. You’re not on this journey alone.
Medically reviewed on July 13, 2022
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