Diabetes, a Disease and a Prioritizer

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-06-17 15:08:57 -0500
Started 2010-06-17 01:38:52 -0500

Being diagnosed as a diabetic does have it's good points in life aside from the bad points of possible pain and complications.

It allows all diabetics to prioritize their lives and place things such as health, survival and personal happiness, in the proper perspective.

Selfish, but necessary.

Are you a manager of, or a worker for, your diabetes ?


6 replies

Emma2412 2010-06-17 13:48:06 -0500 Report

Definitely done with the "worker for" phase and pushing onward and upward in the "manager of" phase. I'm much happier doing that, too.

MAYS 2010-06-17 14:19:18 -0500 Report

Diabetes is a terrible worker that needs the proper manager, tell diabetes that " this body is my business and I'm managing it now, new ownership ! "


petals 2010-06-17 11:09:56 -0500 Report

I am working on being the manager of it ,not the worker. Any tips?

MAYS 2010-06-17 14:14:14 -0500 Report

No matter how hard, or uncomfortable it may seem, do whatever is necessary.

Set a 90 day time frame for success to start out, 30 days to get accustomed to what it is that you are doing, (for example exercising), and then 60 days of total dedication.

Whatever it is, meals, exercise, etc., try to do it at the same time daily if possible.

Document your progress and glucose test results faithfully, everyday.

At the end of your 90 days you will see that you have progressed GREATLY,
it's not as hard as you thought it would be, it's second nature and you are not only healthier and feeling great, you are developing into a NEW person, a NEW YOU !


petals 2010-06-17 14:36:37 -0500 Report

Thank you Mays. I just started writing down my goals for the week, sometimes a day, if I know that it is going to be hectic. I test faithfully. Not exercising like I should right now, I have a terrible sinus infection and can't breathe very well. Plus I can't get hot while on the meds. for it. I am walking but not at my normal pace.

MAYS 2010-06-17 15:08:57 -0500 Report

Walking is fine, any physical activity is better than none.
Dealing with diabetes is all about being consistent and active, take care of your sinuses, I had itchy sinuses as a child, I sympathize with you.

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