If you worry about how diabetes may affect your future, meditation can help dispel that anxiety. Researchers have found many mental, emotional, and even physical health benefits associated with the practice.
Meditation can help you:
improve your mood
alleviate physical and emotional symptoms related to chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer
reduce heart rate and breathing rate
tolerate uncertainty and day-to-day nuisances
deal with fear
live in the present moment
increase brain mass
think clearer by enhancing sensory, auditory, visual, and internal perception
"Meditation is a generalized de-stressing technique that releases you from your thinking machine, from that restless voice inside your head that never lets up except when you're asleep or unconscious," says June Biermann, author of The Diabetic's Total Health and Happiness Book (Tarcher, 2003).