Taking Time to Relax
Thinking about your blood glucose all the
time can make you feel stressed or depressed.
To fight stress, take time out every day
to relax your body and clear your mind.
Relaxation techniques include the following:
• Yoga, tai chi, meditation, and prayer—
ways to relax the mind and body
• Deep breathing to release physical
• Visualization (picturing a relaxing scene
in your mind) to recharge your mental
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Getting plenty of good-quality sleep (not too
little or too much) is important to help keep
blood glucose under control. Talk with your
health care provider about how much sleep is
right for you.
To keep from feeling overwhelmed, set your
priorities. Focus on doing the things that are
the most important. Make decisions about
what needs to be done and when. Ask
yourself: “Do I really need to do this today?”
If the answer is no, don’t worry about it!
Don’t forget to ask those close to you for
help. Also, look for ways to do tasks with less