Generations of Smiles | Issue 08

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Gratitude. It does a body good and can even help with diabetes. You probably know that gratitude can have a great effect on emotional well-being. But did you know it could impact your physical well-being too? The key link appears to lie in a good night’s sleep. And the key to that? Gratitude!1 The link also extends to diabetes management. Simply put: more gratitude = better sleep = better self-care, which is a critical part of managing diabetes. The CDC


has reported that optimizing sleep duration and quality may help improve blood glucose management in persons with type 2 diabetes.2 As it turns out, gratitude does a body good in more ways than one!

More Gratitude =Better Sleep

= Better Self-Care