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Diabetes Care Tip 3: Laughter

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Tickling your funny bone is a great stress-buster, and a 2003 study in Japan found that laughter can help manage diabetes. Researchers measured the blood sugar levels of 19 diabetics after they attended a serious lecture, and on another day after they enjoyed a comedy show. Although they ate similar meals on both days, the participants had lower blood sugar after a few laughs. For more mirth in your life, spend time with friends who make you laugh, watch funny movies or sitcoms, or just play with your pets.

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