Do I have any readers that have gotten certified in Nutrition? I have been wanting to go back to school and get credentials/knowledge in nutrition, one because it fascinates me, two because I feel like it would help me and my Diabetes, and I also feel it would help me help others, which, if you have been paying attention, is what I am all about; that’s my happy place.
But there are so many different ones, and it gets so confusing… I don’t want to do all that work to have it not count for anything, do you know what I mean?
I would love to chat with someone who has been there/gone through it – is this you?
I applaud the people who study their craft. Who practice, relentlessly, to get better at it. The people who accept they may be GOOD at it but can always be BETTER. The people who LISTEN to valuable advice given to them, and step back, and can ACKNOWLEDGE when they need to do some work.
The people who are done growing, done learning… I can only shake my head. I can’t imagine being someone so arrogant that I couldn’t look beyond where I am to where I could go. I’m so grateful I’m not.
Stay open minded. Stay grounded. Stay hungry for learning. There is truly ALWAYS more to learn, always.
Saying this out of love, and out of recognition that most people mean well…
But… unsolicited advice, ESPECIALLY if you are not a Diabetic and have no idea what we go through, never goes over well.
Most of us are open for discussions and conversation, but offering up advice or opinions as though they are fact is just frustrating.
Truly most of the Diabetics I know are doing the best they can, and sometimes even thats not enough. I speak from experience when I say someone speaking matter of factly about how “if you just ate less sugar” or “eat less bagels” is not only insulting, but it is never that simple, ever.
I know you mean well, but unless you speak from experience and are down in the trenches with the rest of us Diabetics, please be careful about unsolicited advice. It often hurts feelings and makes us feel worse about where our health is.