Anyone, help?

By junoashlynnshaye Latest Reply 2013-10-25 21:27:24 -0500
Started 2013-10-24 10:38:28 -0500

I've had type 1 diabetes since I was 4 years old, so about 13 years. I've had it since I can remember, and some how I still struggle just to take care of myself. I never really had support because I took control myself when I was 5. Now that I'm older my mom figures I do everything but it seems I lack motivation. Does anyone have tips on how I can control better and get off this bloodsugar rollercoaster?

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Stuart1966 2013-10-25 21:27:24 -0500 Report

I can try, doesn't mean it will work for you though ?!?!

Let's pretend for a moment you are doing 1,000% of everything text-book, clinically perfect… and STILL getting the roller coaster ride. What does THAT mean then -mischevious brief smile- ehhh?

Lets try another one, ok?
I say you ARE motivated like Anthony Robbins has NEVER been so @*(#@&@ motivated in his entire blessed life!

I say you literally don't realize this motivation, is seems something else to those who wear its skin? Others looking see it clearly, yet we do not realize what it is, because we have it on us daily, exactly like skin… what if that is true?

How about a different one…?
When is the last time you LAUGHED about your diabetes??? Yup I said it L-A-U-G-H-E-D. Not the ha… ha…ha of forced, strained acting, metronome pretending laughing, but real, joyous bell- laughing… the kind which make tears flow, your sides hurt for days from wicked soreness. Well? When is the last time… come on, don't think about it… WHEN ?!?!?!
(It's an ancient Buddhist exercise)

What flame do you wish to find, which you lack now? What flame do you believe you do not possess… and you call "motivation"? What is missing that you need to fill-in, change ???

Harlen 2013-10-25 11:11:05 -0500 Report

I'm so sorry your going thru this .
When we are young it is Very hard to think of all the things we need to do and keep track of .i still have lapses so I can only guess at what your going thru.
If you ever need some one to chat with you can drop me a line any time .
Best wishes

whitneydh 2013-10-24 20:51:34 -0500 Report

Type 1 diabetes is such a pain. THere is so much required to maintain good blood sugars. I was diagnosed 7 years ago, when I was 20 years old. Something I always tell myself to keep myself motivated to work hard at keeping good numbers is that as long as you are staying healthy and monitoring, you won't have the long term issues. I don't want diabetes to define me. I don't want to die from complications due to diabetes. I want to be the one controlling it, not it controlling me. I don't know if you want to be a mother someday but that is my biggest motivator. If you can't maintain good control, you will have a hard time getting pregnant, bringing healthy babies into this world. I have one healthy beautiful little girl and I want to be around for a long time for her sake and mine. I want to have more children and be around for them as well. It is all in your attitude. Look at the big picture, the longterm. What kind of quality of life do you want? That is what helps me stay on top of controlling my blood sugars.