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Diabetes Care Tip 2: Journaling

An uncapped ink fountain pen on a spiral-bound notebook.

Expressing yourself on paper is a good way to release feelings that you might otherwise hide or suppress. Researchers at Syracuse University and elsewhere are currently studying whether writing about traumatic or stressful experiences can reduce diabetic symptoms and improve emotional well-being in diabetics.

Try writing about something that’s upsetting or troubling in your life, either past or present, for roughly 20 minutes a day on three or four consecutive days. For more advice, see Writing to Heal by James Pennebaker, PhD.