Mindfulness Eases Stress in Study
People with type 2 diabetes who were trained in mindfulness were less depressed and felt better than a control group that received standard care, a study found. Mindfulness involves paying attention to the present moment and may reduce stress by taking the sting out of difficult experiences. The mindfulness course met once a week for eight weeks and included meditation, yoga, and group dialogue that included a discussion of stressors specific to living with diabetes. A year later, participants were given a self-assessment. They reported having a sunnier outlook on average, and tests revealed that they had lower diastolic blood pressure than the control group.
Source: Diabetes Care, May 2012