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Living with diabetes (or caring for someone who lives with it) sure does take a lot of work, and it’s easy to be hard on ourselves if we aren’t “perfect”. But today it’s time to give ourselves some much deserved credit. Tell us about just one diabetes thing you (or your loved one) does spectacularly! Fasting blood sugar checks, oral meds sorted and ready, something always on hand to treat a low, or anything that you do for diabetes. Nothing is too big or too small to celebrate doing well!
What do I do well? Funny you ask, I was just thinking about how I’m not the fastest at anything, I get lost driving in the town I spent my entire life in, I get nervous easily, I get tempted by ice cream really easily, I get swept up by my emotions all too often, I quit tons of things I start like someone with ADD, I’m too sensitive, and I am really messy, but I’m good at thinking.
Maybe this isn’t a special thing but I feel like it’s the best part of me. I can problem solve well and think about complicated issues in a simple and organized way. I’ve thought about a lot of things and predicted an outcome based on all the information I gathered and have usually been right-something that freaks my husband out.
I do this with my diabetes. I figured out a lot of diabetes stuff that I later confirmed in diabetes books written by doctors. And I won’t lie, I felt pretty excited to have reached the conclusion before a doctor gave me the info. Sometimes I feel like it’s a useless skill because of how dependent life is on action.
Basically, I find that I can think things through and make really accurate decisions. I think that’s how I manage my diabetes pretty well now. Of course, it takes discipline, too. I do envy people who are great with discipline and consistency. Maybe one day I’ll get there.