Dear Diabetic Connect Community,
Greetings to all and I'm hoping your journeys with Diabetes is going well with you. I'm also hoping the fathers who will be reading this discussion, had a great Father's Day celebration with their families yesterday. All my kids and grand-kids were with me and they all cooked up a beautiful feast for me.
All positive comments and "come-back" successful stories are most welcome.
Here's the point I want to discuss:
I've been in a 6-month slump about caring for myself with my Diabetes Type 2 condition. I'm a "list- kind-of-person." I function strongly on writing lists of things I need to do to get things done in my life. When I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2, two years ago, I got on this disciplined course of taking care of my Diabetes business vigorously. By writing all kinds of lists, I stayed on top of my Diabetes care for 1. 5 years. Cut back on sodas, bread, rice, pasta, took my meds, exercised, stayed active, watched what I ate, watched the portions I ate, and lost a lot of weight. Shirts fit bigger. Pants were falling off. Made multiple holes in my favorite belt to accomodate for the weight and inches I lost. In my doctor visits, the office was amazed at all my success and discipline. Sounds like a successful story? Well it was in the beginning.
I have to admit that after such a brilliant successful start, I looked around my entire Diabetes community and environment, and felt like I could fly and maybe just ease up a little on my "attack mode." Needless to say, I have been on a downward spiral funk of caring for myself. I'm trying to catch that fever again and begin a modified effort to regain most of what I lost.
My question to you all is the following: How have you been able to successfully come back to staying on top of your Diabetes care from a downward spiral like I'm in? How have you been able to stop the seesaw effect of trying to stay motivated to continue taking care and keeping your Diabetes in check? How have you come back to success?
I hope to hear from you.