I’m Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN, and author of “What’s So Funny About… Diabetes? A Creative Approach to Coping With Your Disease”. Twice a month, I’ll be stopping by to answer your questions and share tips and techniques illustrating how the power attitude, positive psychology, and humor can make a real difference in your life with diabetes.
You might be surprised to learn how many positive physical and mental health benefits are associated with humor, laughter, and positive emotions. For example, did you know that laughter can help reduce the spike in blood sugar you may experience after eating a meal? Humor lowers blood pressure and increases circulation – great news for those people with diabetes who have trouble with their lower legs and feet! The strategic use of humor can boost the mood, lift the spirit, and help provide some of the emotional resiliency so critical to life with a chronic condition.
My mission is to equip each and every one of you with the tools and resources you need to more effectively manage your diabetes. The ability to use humor and cultivate a positive mindset provides real benefits that will make a meaningful change in your quality of life. Best of all, humor is always available, at no cost, and completely portable – and you don’t even have to count the carbs!
I can’t wait to get to know all of you! Send in your questions, share your favorite funny story about life with diabetes, and connect with us !
Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN
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