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Diabetes Care Tip 1: Imagery

A grey key unlocking a shining lock.

Imagining yourself at the beach or another favorite place can help tame tension, but you can go further to control diabetes by visualizing the anatomical details of healing. In diabetics' bodies, blood sugar builds up to unhealthy levels because the cells can’t properly use insulin, a hormone that helps bring sugar from the blood into the cells.

Cleveland psychotherapist Belleruth Naparstek suggests imagining the insulin acting like a key that unlocks the doors of the cells and lets the cells take in the fuel they need. Naparstek’s recording of guided imagery for diabetes is available here.