Diabetes Blog Week 2013 - Accomplishments Big and Small - Thursday 5/16

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette Terry Latest Reply 2013-05-19 20:04:23 -0500
Started 2013-05-16 09:25:50 -0500

We don’t always realize it, but each one of us had come a long way since diabetes first came into our life. It doesn’t matter if it’s been 5 weeks, 5 years or 50 years, you’ve done something outstanding diabetes-wise. So today let’s share the greatest accomplishment you've made in terms of dealing with your (or your loved one’s) diabetes. No accomplishment is too big or too small - think about self-acceptance, something you’ve mastered (pump / exercise / diet / etc.), making a tough care decision (finding a new endo or support group / choosing to use or not use a technology / etc.).

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-19 20:04:23 -0500 Report

My biggest accomplishment was accepting that I am diabetic and moving on with my life.

I learned to take care of myself, become self supportive and self motivating. Being diabetic is not my main focus in life. I don't think about it all day every day and it is not my main topic of conversation with friends or family members. I don't rely on anyone to motivate me or be supportive because people have their own lives to live and that support/motivational system may not be there forever or when you need them.

I have an open line of communication with my doctor when I have the money to see her. I DO NOT take medical advice from anyone but my doctor. I eat properly and exercise.

I have things I want to learn to do before I am too old or ill to learn it and each time I learn something new, it is an accomplishment. I control my diabetes, it does not control me.

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2013-05-16 11:23:45 -0500 Report

My biggest accomplishment is giving birth to a healthy baby while having good blood sugar control throughout my pregnancy. Being pregnant having diabetes is tough. But I am so glad I did it.

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