D-Blog Week 2014 - Mantras and More

RachelChavez
By RachelChavez Latest Reply 2014-05-16 14:02:07 -0500
Started 2014-05-15 16:06:10 -0500

Yesterday we talked about the emotional difficulties that can come when living with a chronic condition like diabetes. Today I want to talk about what mantras/sayings/actions help get your emotions back in check. Do you have a mantra you repeat to yourself when your blood sugar is high? A saying that keeps you on track? Actions you can take after a hard day to keep you on the road to success? We would love to hear them!


7 replies

teacherspet
teacherspet 2014-05-16 14:02:07 -0500 Report

I learned a long time ago, that the blood stream is like a river, you can throw a rock in a river, and the ripples it makes come and go. You can try to throw the rock into the same spot, and it's never going to hit it because the river is moving. The blood stream where you hit with a finger poke is moving, you stick yourself, and get a sample of blood or even a blood draw, and you'll get numbers for that spot, that place in the stream, but trying to get the same spot again, it won't happen. So I tell myself, this is just one spot in many, one drop of blood in many, and the next will be different. Look what happens when you have a low or hi reading, if you take care of it, the numbers change. If your stress or way of handling it changes, the numbers change. That's why charting is important, you can see changes, and if they are not the direction you want to go, you can see a pattern and change things. But one sample, doesn't tell the same story.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-05-15 22:40:24 -0500 Report

For you SNL fans …
this works in a pinch:
"I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me." - Stuart Smalley

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-15 22:22:00 -0500 Report

When my blood sugar is high which is rare, I wait for it to come down. While waiting I find something to do like exercise or playing games on my computer. I don't need a mantra for that.

One of them is Anticipate Miracles because you never know when a miracle is going to happen. I don't focus on being diabetic, I focus on enjoying life.

Rmj814
Rmj814 2014-05-15 21:57:53 -0500 Report

I Pray alot, people say Prayers help, and I have friends that have me on their prayer list. I have to tell you I got a good report from the doctor yesterday, My wounds have healed !! I'm not too excited, but happy I don't have to go to wound care all the time, I have such tender feet, but for now they are on the mend. So I pray a lot… When my sugars are high, I wonder what I had to raise it, then try to get it back down by watching what I eat.

robertoj
robertoj 2014-05-15 20:28:28 -0500 Report

Before ant setback of any of my issues I remind myself to be patient and simply adjust my lifestyle. Specifically for BG issues I only am concerned by extremes. I expect fluctuations. When I am well behaved and get a spike or when I'm bad and get good readings they are simply aberrations. The exceptions that prove the rule..

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-05-15 16:13:09 -0500 Report

I find that 'mindful meditation' works for me (minimally 10 minutes once per day but most days 3 or 4 times)… no mantra needed. YMMV

namaste
-Steve

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