Be a Grateful Diabetic on Thanksgiving Day


      Sometimes we feel bitter about having to deal with diabetes.  Maybe not sometimes, maybe often.  On Thanksgiving Day though, it is a good idea to look at what we have-and ignore what we don’t. 

I’m thankful that despite years of bad diabetes control I still haven’t suffered any complications.  I consider it a miracle that I’m even alive.  (If you only knew all of the close calls I’ve had in the past).  Hopefully those days are behind me. 

There is another thing to be thankful for:  the state of mind I’m in.  I can reject that cookie, I can check my blood sugar 10 times a day if needed, and I can wait an hour to eat if necessary.  I didn’t use to have this kind of self-discipline. 

If you lack discipline, I don’t think you are weak-not at all.  I know what it is like to struggle with doing what you have to do but, it is so hard and depressing you don’t know how to do it. 

Today, don’t beat yourself up, just focus on having a nice Thanksgiving Day and all day long in your head, come up with things you are grateful for. 

Here is a list of 5 things I have gained from having diabetes to get you thinking in a positive and thankful mode.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

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