Whenever you think that you have it bad, always remember that somewhere in this great big world, someone has it worse than you do.
My reason for stating that is this, we tend to focus on our misfortune(s) (diabetes) and venting about such makes us feel a little bit better, but for how long?
Until the next "venting" session!
Before you make that next appointment to vent, read this:
I am not knocking anyone for venting, it's sometimes necessary to deal with our problems in life, all I am saying is that in addition to venting a change in attitude along with an adjustment in action (more physical than mental) will go a long way in dealing with diabetes.
Diabetes can happen to anyone, once diagnosed "we" control the severity of the disease and along with our medical team, the action required to manage it!
My shoulder is always there for someone to cry on but expect me to hand you a box of tissue to wipe your eyes along with a pencil and a piece of paper for you to begin planning the next phase of dealing with life's problems.
Doctors can't do it alone and medications are useless without your honest contribution to managing your diabetes.
This is not an attack on anyone, but attack me if you will, although diabetes is an individuals disease "I" know that it can be managed successfully, I do it daily, I have my good days, my bad days, my ups and my downs.
Sometimes I fight, other days I want to give in, give up and surrender, but I don't!
It may take more time and effort for some, and less for others but the key words are time, action, dedication and eventually positive results!
"Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world." - Helen Keller
Let's find the strength to control what we can, if not it will control us.
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