So much inspiration on here!

By elwojcik65 Latest Reply 2014-03-23 19:59:18 -0500
Started 2014-03-19 20:27:35 -0500

I was just reading Gabby's and Just Joyce's stories. They are so inspiring. I was DX in Dec '13 but have already started to think of my diabetes as a blessing in disguise, like JustJoyce says in her story. Because of my diabetes, I have lost 25# and am enjoying walking again. It has also MADE me put myself first. Something I have never done. Thanks to all the wonderful people on this site as well as the inspiration. Together we will succeed.

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shorty1965 2014-03-23 19:59:18 -0500 Report

Yes I tell every new person on here that it is very inspirational on here thats what keeps me coming back.

Glucerna 2014-03-20 17:16:28 -0500 Report

It's wonderful to hear how you're finding the positives in a diagnosis of diabetes and not letting it interfere with your life, but rather using it as a way to improve your health. That's inspiring to everyone. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2014-03-20 16:05:48 -0500 Report

Howdy El!
What you wrote is one of the reasons I contunue to come back to DC daily.

CONGRATS on losing the 25# and your lifestyle and thought life changes. Please continue!

God's best to you


GabbyPA 2014-03-20 14:29:50 -0500 Report

Together is right. I know that this community has helped me so very, very much to do better than I ever would on my own. I am glad to hear that you feel diabetes is a blessing in disguise. It is a wake up call for so many of us to get our ducks in order. Congratulations on your weight loss!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-19 22:24:39 -0500 Report

Thank you elwojcik. You took something that could have devastated yo u into something positive. So many people do not do that. You can't sit in denial, try to blame genetics, or look for quick fixes that do not work. There are always going to be some kind of obstacle thrown in life's path and it is how you get around the obstacle that makes you successful.

I have a support system but I do not use it. I don't have time to call someone or email them and wait for a response. I only take medical advice from my doctor and I don't need anyone to motivate me. Far too often if you constantly depend on others, that dependence can become a crutch.

I know that with time and patience I could control my blood sugars and lose weight and still continue with my life. I have not stopped doing any of the things I was doing prior to being diagnose other than to change my eating habits and adding exercise. I think outside of the box because if I continuously think inside of it. my mind would not grow. Always strive to be the best you can be no matter what it is you choose to do and not only will you find inner peace but you will find out just how much pleasure you can find in life. Best of Luck to you.

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