This Monday motivation is a little different from the norm. And I admit, it is not the most fun topic, but I feel it is necessary to discuss. I have an acquaintance with Diabetes, and they basically pay no attention to it; they ignore it, effectively sweeping it under the rug. And I know, Diabetes is not at all fun to deal with… but the problem with sweeping something as major as Diabetes under the rug is that not only WILL you be forced to deal with it someday soon, but it will be that much harder at that point.
Being aware of possible complications and their symptoms is one of the first steps to successfully managing Diabetes. Yes, the potential complications are scary, but as I have said ad nauseum, DEALING with them now gives you a much better chance to fight that battle.
I realize that some people are greatly opposed to doctors, but having a good endocrinologist is crucial, in my opinion. Regularly checking your blood sugars, keeping active, eating sensibly, taking any prescribed medications, and paying attention to your body are all critical.
Your body is giving off signs when things are not copacetic. Whether you listen to these signs or not is up to you. Small things like excessive thirst, blurry vision, loss of feeling in your feet, dizziness and shakiness are all important signs you mustn’t ignore. I don’t mean to sound insensitive but burying your head in the sand will do absolutely nothing to help you. You may feel powerless, but you aren’t.
Small, consistent lifestyle changes can make a huge difference. I know this because I am living proof of this. I practice what I preach. I am far from perfect, but I also make significant effort to control my Diabetes. I have a toolbox. Do you? Because you should.
If you would like help, or to discuss more about what’s in my toolbox, seriously, REACH OUT. I would love nothing more than to help you see that this isn’t the end of the world, that you CAN better the quality of your life, and you CAN get your Diabetes under control.
Is it easy? Sorry, it’s not. But it IS worth it. YOU are worth it.
Bottom line is, you will eventually be forced to deal with your Diabetes. The sooner, the better.