Most of the time, people with diabetes are on their own - trying to figure out the best way to manage their disease. But it doesn't have to be like that. Peer support is a way to link people living with a particular condition to share knowledge and experiences, in this case diabetes.
Peer support can take many forms: formal group meetings, phone calls, text messaging, casual visits, a walk, grocery shopping, or just a chat. Peer support is intended to complement and enhance your professional health care by creating the emotional, social and practical assistance necessary for managing the disease and staying healthy each and every day.
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Exercises to Do at Your Desk
Long office hours and commutes can make it hard to find the time to exercise. But, during the course of the day, we can all take at least 10 minutes here and there to get in some physical activity. Regular movement can also help you avoid sore wrists, stiffness and repetitive motion injuries.Here are some exercises to do at your desk that takes care of you from the tips of your fingers to the tips of your toes.
Winter Comfort Foods
Winter is the perfect time to curl up with something warm and tasty like a homemade bowl of soup. Here are a few recipes to get you started.
Three Cheese Black Bean Chili with Cheddar Crust - This hearty chili can be served in a big cast iron pot you set right on your grill, or spooned on grilled favorites to make chili cheeseburgers and dogs.
Hearty Chicken Stew - A stick to your ribs meal perfect for a weeknight.
Lentil Soup - Lentils should be a regular addition to your cuisine they are tasty and good for you too!
Have a healthy and happy New Year!