Spotlight on: #selfcareaware

Spotlight on: #selfcareaware

Living with type 2 diabetesisn’t easy. Sometimes, it's hard to just get through a single day. That’s why we’re taking the next 14 days to celebrate being #SelfCareAware and sharing easy ideas on how you can do it. Join us in our #SelfCareAware Soiree! It couldn't be easier to take part:

Follow us on Twitter to get a self care tip each day, and use #SelfCareAware and tweet to us about how you're doing with your self care task! There are also a lot of other ways to join in the celebration, below!

What's “self care” all about, anyway?

Self care is about looking after and taking care of yourself - in a healthy way. Whether it’s brushing your teeth every day, drinking plenty of water, or getting enough sleep, self-care activities help maintain your health. While they may seem small and unimportant, they really add up and impact how you feel in the long run.

In fact - regular self care has been shown to help people better manage blood glucose and avoid diabetes burnout.

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Do you do any specific self-care activities that help with type 2 diabetes?

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What changes are you making - or have you made in the past - to be more #SelfCareAware? How did the changes impact your life (and your diabetes?) Share your story with the community.

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