In need of motivation

By riquelskyy Latest Reply 2011-08-11 03:07:09 -0500
Started 2011-08-10 13:25:35 -0500

I've had type 1 for the past 6 years. I'm not going to call myself the healthiest human being and I'm not going to lie to myself or to any of you guys but my diabetes is so out of control it's crazy. When I was first diagnosed I was put into foster care and never got the care I needed for the longest time so I went years without medication. Now that I am getting my medication it's hard to maintain good blood sugars. Without the medication I lost a lot of weight and ended up in the hospital quite a few times due to DKA. I need some motivation and help on accepting the fact that I have this disease forever. Email me small please.

4 replies

George1947 2011-08-11 03:07:09 -0500 Report

Motivation is up to you, so find something that motivates you and post it on your mirror, fridge, front door, computer screen, and anywhere else you can think of to keep it on your mind. I use my kids and my wife as my motivation. I always make sure they are on my mind. Now I also have 2 dogs, 4 cats, and a lizard to live for… :)

lmkilday 2011-08-10 22:51:02 -0500 Report

Don't think of it as forever. Approach it the way alcoholics approach sobriety. They promise themselves they will stay sober today. The next day they make the same promise. Don't promise you are going to control your diabetes beyond today. If you do that long enough, it will become a habit instead of an insurmountable chore.

ShellyLargent 2011-08-10 15:31:23 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed in 2001 and I don't think I've still fully accepted it yet… It's a long and bumpy road. Just take it one day at a time. My motivation is my daughter. I know that if I don't do what I need to to keep my diabetes in check, I may not be around long enough to see her grow up, graduate from HS and college, get married and have children of her own. I also have a very wicked mother-in-law who would be more than happy to step in and take over raising my daughter if anything were to happen to me, so staying healthy is my way of sticking it to her… Spite can be just as motivating as well! :-P

realsis77 2011-08-10 14:16:23 -0500 Report

I wish you the best! Stay strong and always look on the bright side of things. I know its hard! I hate taking shots everyday and feeling so different from everybody else. But the bottom line is we MUST do what we have to to care for ourself! No matter what! Look toward future goals and the future! Try not to get consumed with the negative, stay in the positive.also what helps me is to put things in Gods hands he will give you strength! Hope I've helped in some way!

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