Stress and Diabetes

Elise Karnegis, Registered Dietitian & Diabetes Educator with Baptist Health South Florida, says a stress management technique is the 4-5-6 rule: breath in for 4 seconds, hold it for 5 seconds, and breath out for 6 seconds. Angie Placeres, Registered Dietitian with Baptist Health South Florida, explains stress increases blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and heart disease risks. She recommends doing meditation, taking a walk, or reading a book to manage stress.

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