The Alberta’s Caring for Diabetes (ABCD) project, was developed to improve the quality and efficiency of care for diabetes in Alberta. With a focus on supporting primary care outside of the metro Edmonton and Calgary areas by using the information gather in the survey to identify the complications that occur, why they occur and then what to do to reduce the rate of occurrence.
What the study is showing us is that simple changes can do wonders.
SLEEP – sleeping at least 7-8 hours per night is important for metabolic control and mental health
MOVE – those who are active for at least 30 minutes a day have a significant increase in positive outlook & health
EAT – providing everyone involved with website access to nutrition knowledge and simple recipes
45% of people slept between 7-8hours a night
The National Sleep Foundation recommends the following tips to improve sleep health
Stick to a sleep schedule of the same bedtime and wake up time, even on weekends. This helps regulate your body clock
Practice a relaxing bed time ritual, preferably away from bright likes or mobile devices that may distract you from relaxation
If you have trouble sleeping, avoid napping during the day