Diabetes & Mental Health

“Is mental health pretty low on your list of priorities for managing diabetes? This may change your mind.
Mental health affects so many aspects of daily life—how you think and feel, handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. You can see how having a mental health problem could make it harder to stick to your diabetes care plan.

The Mind-Body Connection

Thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes can affect how healthy your body is. Untreated mental health issues can make diabetes worse, and problems with diabetes can make mental health issues worse. But fortunately if one gets better, the other tends to get better, too.”

Read more here: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/library/features/mental-health.html

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Skin Cancer Awareness



“Plan your sun protection using these tips—

-Seek shade, especially during late morning through mid-afternoon.
-Wear clothing that covers your arms and legs.
-Wear a hat with a wide brim that shades your face, head, ears, and neck.
-Wear sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays.
-Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and both UVA and UVB (broad spectrum) protection.
-Remember to reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.”