Goals ... How Obtainable Are Yours?

By MAYS Latest Reply 2011-03-30 09:19:03 -0500
Started 2010-08-18 05:35:04 -0500

What are your goals?

As a diabetic, you have to, and you must, set goals for your self.

Are your goals "realistically" obtainable?

What are you doing to obtain your goals?

What methods will you employ?

What are the benefits of reaching these goals?


Personal goal setting, as a diabetic, can be very encouraging, and essential to your good health and well being.

A lower A1c, lowering your cholesterol numbers, lowering your blood pressure daily, losing weight, etc,.

It all results in a "new" and improved, healthier you, one that was created, based on careful measurement and goal setting.


9 replies

newbie51 2010-08-18 18:18:28 -0500 Report

I have never learned to set goals for my diabetes. But I am learning about it now.

pkwillhoite 2011-03-30 09:17:27 -0500 Report

I am not new I have had t2 for 7 years but I am just now getting out of the denial part and getting on the ball to take better care of myself. I am learning now to track all that I do so I can start to set my goal… I really love this site!!!

RAYT721 2010-08-18 17:10:37 -0500 Report

I always write my goals down and then sometimes when I go back to look at old lists, am amazed by how much I've accomplished. There truly is a power to writing goals that commits to the mind. I set and exceed them more often than not.

mas14years 2011-01-06 17:41:50 -0600 Report

I believe writing them down makes a huge difference and they should be kept in a place where you see them everyday. I use to make unrealistic goals for myself with everything and would be overwhelmed before i even started. For instance, when I joined the gym i wanted to go five times a week, well I wrote Once a week on my goal list, that was more than I was doing and if I went more then I was accomplishing my goal and then some. I have learned a lot about goals and lists and writing them down is a big help.

SkipT 2010-08-18 17:09:54 -0500 Report

I think I have accomplished my set of goals I set when I was diagnosed Type 2 over 4 years ago.
Get off medication(actos and metformin …took two years. Done.

Get A1C down to a normal level…took 1 year, last one was 5.5. Done!

Lose weight. Started 4 years ago at 261 lbs and am currently at 199 lbs. and have maintained this weight for the last 3 years. Done!

I made myself a list in the beginning; and I am one of those people who just thrive on checking things off a list.

realsis77 2010-08-18 15:48:40 -0500 Report

Thank you mays! You always have words of wisdom! I find I'm trying to take baby steps towards my goals. First I'd like to lover my bg numbers. This means having the goal of eating better ,exercise, and learning. I would like to loose weight also. I'll take steps toward these goals. Small steps can lead to a big change

jayabee52 2010-08-18 06:51:52 -0500 Report

What you're saying is truth, Mays.

I've usually had trouble setting goals which were specific, measurable and attainable. Or when I attained my goal I had trouble staying there. I do need to pay more attention to that!