Feel Better In 5
Diabetic Living Australia|March - April 2021
Big changes start with simple steps. Try these ideas to help improve your wellbeing
Ellie Griffiths

1 STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Do you feel like no one around you quite understands what you’re going through? You’re not alone. Living with diabetes has quite the mental hold, and unless those in your family and friendship circle are going through it too, they will never truly understand the ins and outs of the disease. Support groups, however, are the one place you can turn to where you can unite with people who share the same conditions, concerns, goals, and experiences. The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation reported those living with diabetes and connect with others with diabetes experience a range of benefits, including a sense of hope, encouragement, empowerment, and relief; a sense of being understood; and a chance to share and gain knowledge and practical experience..

To get started, search “Diabetes support groups near me” on Google, or join groups on Facebook (such as Diabetes Support Australia and New Zealand).

2 IMPROVE YOUR LAZY MIND

With the advancement of technology, humans have began living in autopilot simply following our devices’ instructions (such as following directions on the GPS). While this has made life easier in many ways, it can be the cause of a lazy mind – where your brain is no longer required to remember the details.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM DIABETIC LIVING AUSTRALIAView All

RICE SWAP

These recipes trade traditional rice for cauliflower and broccoli rice, giving you easy weeknight dinners that are lower in kilojoules and carbs

7 mins read
Diabetic Living Australia
March - April 2021

Bottoms up!

Our delightful summery mocktail carries good vibes

1 min read
Diabetic Living Australia
March - April 2021

BBQ CHICKEN

Sweet and sticky, and healthy too

2 mins read
Diabetic Living Australia
March - April 2021

Feel Better In 5

Big changes start with simple steps. Try these ideas to help improve your wellbeing

3 mins read
Diabetic Living Australia
March - April 2021

Six Pumps That Can Be Purchased New Through Private Health Insurance

It can be tough keeping up with diabetes technology, so we asked blogger David Burren of Bionic Wookiee to explain what’s currently available

8 mins read
Diabetic Living Australia
March - April 2021

5 Days 5 Dinners

Enjoy these new ideas for easy weeknight dinners for two

8 mins read
Diabetic Living Australia
March - April 2021

3 Healthy Ways With Overnight Oats

Brighten up your mornings with these quick and easy breakfasts for one, perfect for taking to work

2 mins read
Diabetic Living Australia
March - April 2021

Eat More, Weigh Less

Feeling shackled by portion control? Our tips to feel fuller for longer could set you free!

4 mins read
Diabetic Living Australia
March - April 2021

I'm So Pleased I Trusted My Instincts

When 30-year-old Hannah Byrne started feeling ill during her second pregnancy in 2016, she suspected something was wrong – and she was right. Diagnosed with gestational diabetes at the time, four years later, Hannah developed type 2 diabetes. Here, she shares her journey

4 mins read
Diabetic Living Australia
March - April 2021

When The Treadmill Calls It Quits

What happens when your determination outlasts your exercise gear?

3 mins read
Diabetic Living Australia
March - April 2021
RELATED STORIES

14 Steps To Heal Yourself

“All through my life, any time I needed healing, my father would encourage me to create an energy ball between my hands,” says Diana. “He directed me to work on it for some time, to spin it around and feel it, just as if it were something visible. This is the foundational practice to for healing he taught me. You create a spinning vortex of energy that becomes increasingly dense. As I’ve used this technique over time, I have added to it in ways that seem to amplify the healing energy. I encourage you to read through the entire process once before beginning to use it. Then return to Step 1 and begin your healing session to bring this vital energy to your body for healing.”

4 mins read
Alternative Medicine
December 2020

Be Mindful Of What's Good For You

Try out some tools for a more relaxed headspace

3 mins read
Skyways
November 2020

Dance Your Way To Wellbeing

Feeling sad, stiff or suppressed? Turn on some music, turn off inhibitions and get into your groove.

9 mins read
WellBeing
Issue 186

15 Shortcuts To Better Health

When it comes to big improvements in your wellbeing, it’s the small lifestyle tweaks that add up

4 mins read
WOMAN'S WEEKLY
January 14, 2020

5 Ways To Wellbeing

Guided by the NHS ‘five ways to wellbeing’ campaign and the recent Surrey Hills Symposium, which focused on protected landscapes being our natural health service, Victoria Lazarevic looks to our AONB for opportunities to enhance our mental health

4 mins read
Surrey Life
January 2020

How Forest Bathing Helps You Feel Better

Getting back to nature can have a profound and therapeutic effect on your immune health, stress levels, and much more

3 mins read
Better Nutrition
October 2019

Solutions Come From A Distance

There are ways to be of service to humanity, to feed the flames of hope and possibility, and to continue to allow your fire of well-being and joy.

7 mins read
Transformation Magazine
September 2019

How Hotel Brands Key On Traveler Wellbeing

These global hotel brands are keying on the health and wellbeing of business travelers

4 mins read
Business Traveler
September 2019

Your Daily Breath

Learning to breathe better not only boosts your energy levels. A controlled, calm breath can help reduce stress, improve your thinking, ease chronic pain and bridge the connection between your body and mind.

8 mins read
WellBeing
Issue 182

Find Your Solo Space

No matter how many friends, family, kids or partners you have in your life, spending time alone is not just a decadent luxury – it’s essential for well-being and personal growth. Time to put yourself first

5 mins read
Marie Claire - UK
September 2019