There’s nothing funny about having diabetes!
Yet, by developing a mindset of finding bits of humor throughout the day, it can help to ease a little stress, lower blood sugar and blood pressure, and even the harmful C-reactive proteins that are linked to heart disease. A lot of people are researching the topic of therapeutic humor and its pyschoneuroimmunological perks. Here is a list of humor research she put together a while back to give you an idea.
Theresa is a trailblazer in using humor as a tool for diabetes self-management having lectured nationally about it. She created self care icons as a visually friendly way to recognize themes amongst the long list of diabetes self-care topics. These symbols are an integral part of her book, Your First Year with Diabetes.
Diabetes-related cartoons are what put Theresa on the diabetes map; many have been published in several countries and languages. Here’s a sampling.
Are you committing art theft?
Did you know that right clicking and saving an image is considered stealing intellectual property? It’s true! As flattering as it is for her work to turn up in a host of lectures without consent, please get approval beforehand. It is the right and legal thing to do! Simply providing a citation does not suffice. Email Theresa for more info.