Controlling Diabetes during Big Life Changes

By RebDee Latest Reply 2015-02-24 09:25:41 -0600
Started 2015-02-24 08:46:50 -0600

Controlling Diabetes during Big Life Changes
Big life changes can throw our diabetes management for a loop. Here are ways to keep your diabetes under control during these changes.

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Controlling Diabetes during Big Life Changes

Life is full of surprises both good and bad. Some of the surprises life throws our way can cause the need for some pretty sudden lifestyle changes. These surprises include a change in career, a new baby, or a move to a new city, among others. And sometimes what we thought would be a good surprise brings a reality check that can be hard to face.

The good news is that as human beings, we can adapt well to our surroundings, or so we would hope.

Diabetes is one area of our lives that doesn’t adapt so well with abrupt changes. Sudden changes in daily routine can really throw off a diabetes management plan. But life changes can’t be avoided so we have to learn to adjust to the new circumstances and create a new routine as fast as possible that gets us back in control of daily diabetes management.

It takes the body a while to adjust to changes in diet, routine, sleep, etc. Because of the body, daily diabetes care can become a challenge and very frustrating, especially while trying to create stability. It is a lot easier to work toward something if we can see immediate results from our efforts. But in the end, all of the hard work is worth it because the harder you work to maintain diabetes stability through the changes in life, the greater control you will have.

Be patient and give your body some time to catch up to the new lifestyle. Slowly but surely build a healthy routine to fit your new lifestyle. Work every day to create stability in your life and in your diet so that your blood sugar levels don’t bounce all over as is their tendency during big life changes.

Creating stability can be easier said than done. This is where the reality checks will start to kick in. Everyone has a vision as they look to the future. A lot of the time reality is a bit different than the way you may have pictured it.

Here are a few suggestions to create stability and keep your feet grounded in reality as you transition into a new lifestyle

2 replies

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-02-24 09:25:41 -0600 Report

Hi RebDee,
Very good discussion. Thank. You for posting…with my up coming move to Las Vegas it was well worth the read. I also agree with what
was said. My move to this rehab was very difficult for me. My BG was all over the map. It was thought l might even need to back on insulin. But I soon calmed down and so did my BG. No insulin was needed and I started to feel better. Again thanks for posting.
Hugs, VL