3 Powerful Tools to Manage Stress with Diabetes During Isolation
These last couple of weeks have asked a lot of us, both mentally and emotionally. COVID-19 has disrupted much of our daily routines, habits, and outlets, and caused us to adapt to what might be our new normal for not just days, but weeks and maybe even months. Now more than ever, stress management is absolutely crucial- and even more so for people with diabetes like me.
If you have diabetes, for the first time you might be noticing the connection between stress and increased blood sugars. Stress can impact our blood sugar both directly and indirectly. Directly, stress hormones are released when certain stressors are presented on the body, like let’s say a fight with a family member. Indirectly, stress can contribute to higher blood sugar numbers if it’s disrupting for example our sleep or triggering emotional eating.
While we can’t ignore what is going on in the world and in our families during this time, it’s an incredible and essential opportunity to tune into our health and practice listening to what our body needs.
Today I’m sharing 3 tools that my diabetes health coaching clients and I are using to manage our stress:
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