And a continuation of the medicinal laughter conversation. . .
I stumbled across blog, Diabetes Mine - A gold mine of straight talk and encouragement for people living with diabetes.
And the lead story today is this:
Giggles for Diabetes, As Directed
I’ve written about this before, but can never resist additional evidence that laughter is the best medicine.
This time a researcher from the Foundation for the Advancement of International Science actually tested the hypothesis on people with diabetes — to see whether laughter could influence blood to see whether laughter could influence blood glucose level. On one day he took 19 diabetes patients to “a monotonous lecture (40 minutes) without humorous content.” The next day he took them to a 40-minute comedy show. The patients ate the same meals on both days. Blood glucose levels were lower after the comedy day than after the lecture. Ha, ha! See?! A little fun goes a long way.
Researcher Kazuo Murakami concludes that his results, published in Diabetes Care, “suggest the importance of daily opportunities for laughter in patients with diabetes.” (Timesonline.com)
So, let’s put that list of comedies together and plan a movie night!