I have not been on this site for some time now, as I really have been busy busy busy. I have come back and this is the third thing I am discussing motivation, and I find that very, um, motivating. What a strange sentence. I always have had a positive outlook on life, and I am lucky because the people around me my whole life were people that just loved life, period. I mean my grandfather whom was diagnosed with cancer, and had only months to live, refused to be angry, and was laughing and telling jokes until the day he passed away. These are the types of people I grew up with, and a lot of that rubbed off on me, and quite honestly I thank every one of those people from my parents, grandparents, friends, etc, that really helped me to become the positive thinker I am today. These people are truly my heroes, and not some lame ass athlete or actor.
I am almost 33 years old and was diagnosed back in 2008, at the age of 29, with type 1 diabetes. My blood sugar was at 850, and that is not a misprint. Needless to say I had to stay in a stinkin' hospital for two days as they lowered my sugars to human levels. Although I was bored out of my mind the first things I started doing was planning my attack on this jerk of a disease. I did plenty of research to see what I needed to do to control it as best as I could. I went to many a seminar, lined up my doctors I would start needing to see, and even saw a dietician to help me figure out the best meal plans for me and my new friend.
I took control, and still have. I have only had the disease for a few years, and at any time it may get harder to control, but I guarantee if it starts to fight harder than it's going to see me fight even harder. I am motivated. I am motivated by the fact that I want to see my children graduate college, get married, have kids, etc. I am also motivated by life itself. I love life, and I enjoy laughing. I never had time to sulk or be depressed about my diagnosis because life always got in the way. I was too busy laughing to be depressed. I was too busy fighting diabetes to be depressed. I was too busy enjoy those around me to be depressed. I was too busy motivating, and being motivated, by other fellow diabetics to be depressed.
I am telling you that allowing yourself to motivate yourself is very very important in life with no diseases, but especially life with diseases. You can't always be guaranteed to have someone around you to help motivate you, but if you can find a way to constantly motivate yourself then nothing can stop you. I try to live for today, and only for today, as no one is ever guaranteed a tomorrow, but if you have a today then you are ahead of the game. You just want to make sure you can do everything in your power to see as many todays as you possibly can.
Your fellow diabetic, and a motivated one at that,
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