We all need the ability to deal with life's curveballs and challenges…It's a trait anyone can cultivate and one that helps diabetics to thrive.
See a challenge as an opportunity, not as a threat.
Feel a sense of control and believe you have the power to make things better for yourself.
Cultivate a Positivite Attitude.
View diabetes as a blessing in diaguise. Many say that they are healthier than ever; that diabetes helped get their priorities straight. They have brighter moods, greater energy and a sense of personal control.
Focus on reasons you'll succeed in managing your diabetes…could be that you are eating better, exercising, reducing stress, working with your medical team and dr's on the best dosages of medications for you, testing your blood sugar regularly and getting plenty of sleep.
Know your strengths - you never know when you are going to have to pull on them at any given day or night.
Manage your expectations - don't think managing diabetes is easy and everything is going to be smooth - it won't…everyday new things to contend with.
If you mess up one day, forgive yourself. Vow to do better tomorrow, after all, we are only human.
Set daily goals - even eating one more vegetable per day; going to bed 15 minutes earlier; everything counts and remember, success often breeds more success.
Maintain a sense of humor.
Have fun!! It does not have to be a big deal, sitting outside with a neighbor, laughing and talking; watching nature in action at this time of year; just something to look forward to.
Deal with depression- most diabetics know this affects emotionally and physically big time.
Exercise - Just a short walk outside, if you can will give you a dose of sunlight and will boost your mood…
Anybody else have some other suggestions??
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