Blood sugar success belongs to those who are good at managing their blood sugars, not necessarily those who have good intentions about doing so.
Unfortunate, right? It doesn’t matter how much you want it or how hard you try. If you try in the wrong way, you’ll never get the results you’re looking for. It doesn’t matter if you think about it more than someone else or that you need healthy blood sugars more than someone else. All that matters is that what you do be effective.
So while this is initially harsh, really it’s quite liberating. I take it this way: If we emotionally separate from our diabetes management and rely on our logic and reasoning and focus on results, we are much more likely to reach our goals. Emotions and diabetes…well, as normal as this duo is, it’s not very conducive to healthy blood sugar management. Unless those emotions are positive. But, they’re often not and they just get in the way of what we need to do.
It’s like this with everything in life. The CEO of a successful company doesn’t have to have the best intentions, he or she just has to be effective. That’s the kind of CEO we need to be to our diabetes. One that functions logically, calmly, and effectively.
When I thought of my management more along these terms, I began to realize that discipline was dutiful and that my emotions needed to take a back seat to logic. Funny thing happened though, my blood sugars behaved much better and that in turn uplifted my mood and provided me more positive emotions. It was and still is a win-win.
You’re the fabulous ruler of your body and your diabetes. Don’t you forget it.