With type 2 diabetes, at times trying to reduce blood sugar levels can feel like a full-time job. And many people get frustrated and some even give up. Let’s face it; it can all get down-right depressing.
Some may even go into denial. Trust me I get it. I’ve seen physicians I work with deal with this. Where someone just refuses to make changes and figures this is just the way it is.
But the dangerous part about thinking that “that’s just the way it is,” is that once you decide that you can’t do anything about it, you’re right. You might as well cash your chips in. Game over.
But here’s the thing. Life isn’t fair. And you don’t know what you don’t know. Dieting, lifestyle. Chances are you don’t know or weren’t aware of how things could have impacted your health. But that stops today. You now have the knowledge to make things happen. So I’d like to share a few things to help you stay in a better mental space when dealing with type 2 diabetes.
Nip dread in the bud. Don’t dread checking your blood sugar. Don’t dread the reading. Or don’t dread going to see your doctor. These are things that will help you in the long run. This is going to help you live a longer happier life.
And be able to spend more time with those that mean the most to you. One thing that I recommend to people is that they spend time around people who make them feel great.
Listen to your favorite music. Something that makes you laugh, smile. And think about these things when you find yourself dreading doing those things that will help you conquer type 2 diabetes ultimately.
Manage your feelings of guilt or failure. Diabetes doesn’t define you. I don’t even recommend people call themselves a diabetic or give themselves that label. Because that’s not who you are.
You are who you choose to be. Whenever you feel failure, just remind yourself, you are what you choose to be. And with belief and diligence on your part, you can put uncontrolled blood sugar in your rear view mirror.
Any blood sugar reading is just that, just a reading. You’ve learned something and now you can tweak until you get it perfect.
Spend more time learning about type 2 diabetes. It’s hard to conquer something that you don’t understand. It’s like trying to put something together and not having instructions.
Learn as much as you can. Don’t just take your doctor’s word for it.
Most physicians are great, but they have so many patients. You can’t expect them to be invested in your own health more than you are. That goes for anyone for that matter. Not just your doctor. YOU have to be on top of things with YOUR health.
Prior to using any of this material, please consult with your physician.