10 One-Liners About Diabetes that Are Guaranteed to Lower Your Blood Sugar

Giggle with glee and chase away your diabetic blues

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The ticklish study suggests that laughter helps keep your diabetes under control in much the same way as a physical exertion does. So giggle and guffaw will glee. Such mirth improves the muscular function of the heart and helps to lower blood sugar levels.

We have all heard the expression: laughter is the best medicine. Well, Loma Linda University, a preventive care specialist and psychoneuroimmunologist, Lee Berk,  and Stanley Tan, an endocrinologist and diabetes specialist at Oak Crest Health Research Institute, followed 20 diabetics at risk for heart disease from high cholesterol and hypertension and noted in their hilarious findings  that chuckling not only lowered inflammation, it also raised good cholesterol levels among diabetics.

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The ticklish study suggests that laughter helps keep your diabetes under control in much the same way as a physical exertion does. So giggle and guffaw will glee. Such mirth improves the muscular function of the heart and helps to lower blood sugar levels.

So with that in mind here are 10 one-liners about diabetes that will leave you crowing and sniggering.

Hey, bartender, I’d like a margarita, a long island ice tea and two beers… and a double shot of insulin.

There isn’t an insulin reaction that a chocolate sundae can’t cure.

Be nice to diabetics. We deal with enough pricks already.

You are so sweet. I just went into diabetic shock.

My body produces insulin the way a cow produces rainbows. it just doesn’t happen.

Please don’t sugar coat it. I’m diabetic.

I’ve got 99 problems and they all involve carbs.

If it looks tasty I can’t eat it.

A spoonful of insulin helps the sugar go down.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade… with splenda.

The physical benefits of laughter researchers claim, help us to stretch muscles throughout our face and body. Pulse and blood pressure increase and we begin to breathe more rapidly, sending more oxygen to our tissues.

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Sophie Scott, a professor at University College London’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and stand-up comic, chortled that just hearing the sound of laughter causes parts of the brain that manage smiling and laughter to become active, preparing us for enjoyment.

 “We usually encounter positive emotions, such as laughter or cheering, in group situations, whether watching a comedy program with family or a football game with friends,” Scott has stated. “This response in the brain, automatically priming us to smile or laugh, provides a way of mirroring the behavior of others, something which helps us to interact socially.”

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MJ Stone is a Montreal writer and artist. He has worked as a journalist for the Globe and Mail and CBC and his copy has also been featured in Hour Magazine, MacLean's and Parabola Magazine. In 2012 Stone wrapped up his first novel, The fool. He has been writing and editing health-related material at Download Apps since 2014.