How do I find a balance??

Knippard
By Knippard Latest Reply 2013-02-18 09:50:18 -0600
Started 2013-02-16 17:48:13 -0600

Hi everyone

I have been a type 1 diabetic for 20 years and have always been fairly well controlled. I am a working mom with 2 small kids and lately I am finding it extremely hard to find a balance with everything! Work, family, eating, exercise, testing, etc…its been so hard to stay on track! Anyone else struggling? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks


4 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-02-18 09:50:18 -0600 Report

I was the same when I was first diagnosed. I had more time and I spent every waking hour on it. It became to a point of obsession for a long time. Then things go busy and I lost track.

What helps me most is to go back to the things that helped me when I was working really hard because everything was new. I cut carbs drastically, I logged my food and exercise along with numbers. I took notes to my doctor. Going back to basics always gets me back on track.

Staying there is a matter of discipline for me. Making time to make sure I am taking care of myself. Because in the end, that is what I am most responsible for.

pixsidust
pixsidust 2013-02-17 18:57:33 -0600 Report

Of course I struggle and more than us I know you are not alone. I do best when I pause and plan what I eat including precooking some foods I can just heat up. Schedule yourself in the schedule and have lots of foods you can just grab and go. Include the family in cooking and exercising. The little ones will have fun and you will get done what you need to do

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-02-17 18:27:45 -0600 Report

I am struggling, I don't have kids but I have a full schedule. Are you a single mom? May be your husband can help with the kids and with everything else, I just try to do everything on a schedule. Are you on a pump? That has been a big help. The big thing for me is just trying to keep a schedule.

AmeliaTheBugologist
AmeliaTheBugologist 2013-02-17 09:58:59 -0600 Report

The best thing I have heard so far about staying on track is to focus on one thing at a time. I don't have two kids, but as a grad student, my schedule is still busy. Also, reading many of the successes for people who got back on track, they always started out with just one thing. Good luck!