How has, (or does) Diabetes help you to become a better, healthier person?

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-10-10 09:45:47 -0500
Started 2010-10-09 15:14:27 -0500

Are you aware of your relationship with diabetes?

Diabetes care, and wellness is all about self help.

You must care enough about yourself in order to survive as a diabetic.
You must love, and become in love with yourself, more than ever before.
You must see, and display that beauty which is within you.
You must explore deep within your soul, find that room that contains your desire to live, (not merely survive) and unlock that door!

No one can do this except you.

Diabetes provides the light to illuminate your path, but you must decide to take that journey without fear, there may be many rooms but your key will unlock the correct one.

Life is beautiful, live it!


4 replies

shorty1965 2010-10-10 09:45:47 -0500 Report

I was very upset in the beginning but i got past it. i enjoy the fact that i feel a lot better somedays and i have lost some pounds so i'm good with it. it's hard to go shopping my daugther use to do that but she moved a month ago.and i'm looking after my 2 little grands and it's hard to go and try to do things with no help with them but i'm trying to do my best. i have to learn how to drive to get the things that i need for myself.

CaliKo 2010-10-09 16:23:53 -0500 Report

Well, I won't sound as poetic as you (are you a professional writer?) but I'll share my thoughts.

I didn't ask to become a diabetic, but I am.
I didn't want to give up my white potatoes, white bread, white rice, but I did.
I didn't want to exercise every day, but I do.
I didn't want to reinvent my meals, but I have.

I didn't lose 45 pounds to look and feel better, but I do.
I didn't intend to become a role model for taking care of my chronic conditions, but I've been told that I am.
I didn't set out to discover that I have new appreciation for a variety of foods, but I have.
I didn't even intend to reduce my drinking to a more responsible amount, but I've done that too.

All in all, even though I dislike having to give credit to diabetes, it was certainly a wake up call for me to become as healthy as possible, so that I can live my life to its fullest, and live to play with grandkids someday.

Thanks for the introspection, Mays.

GabbyPA 2010-10-10 07:22:19 -0500 Report

That is so spot on! So many things we didn't intend to do, but did because of our goals to live long and happy lives. It is sad that we don't do this before we "have" to....humans are kind of goofy that way. =0)