Are You A Diabetes Control Freak?

By MAYS Latest Reply 2011-01-18 15:04:19 -0600
Started 2011-01-07 11:23:38 -0600

If you aren’t, you should be.


Not only is it empowering, and fun, it will allow you to open up areas within yourself that you may have thought never existed.

Your desire to learn more about yourself, and diabetes will be enhanced.
Your health will improve, your knowledge will increase, and your willpower will strengthen (if you choose to seize the opportunity).

Having diabetes does have its strong points, it helps you to create a healthier, better, smarter you.

Here’s the proof, ask yourself these questions:

How much more do you know now about diabetes now, than you did before?
How much better are your eating habits now than before?
How much has your overall health improved?
Have you developed any new interest, or hobbies?
Would any of this have occurred if you weren’t diagnosed with diabetes?

Being in control isn’t a bad thing, it depends on who, and what you are trying to control!
Controlling your diabetes will help you to manage both your life, and your happiness!


10 replies

BandonBob 2011-01-18 09:53:36 -0600 Report

I definitely am a control freak when it comes to my health. I have written a spreadsheet in Excel where I track everything pertaining to my health. I now have 20 years of recording all of the pertinent data about my health and it gives me a good idea of what is going on. I can look back and see if I have made any changes to my diet, exercise, or anything else I want to know. Ironically although I know more and follow my health better than I ever did before the diabetes some insurance companies won't touch me because of it.

MAYS 2011-01-18 12:08:36 -0600 Report
BandonBob 2011-01-18 15:04:19 -0600 Report

I just visited this site and it has places to enter everything I have on my spreadsheet. The only problem I would see for me is that I would take for ever to enter my 20 years of past history into their site. Also on my spreadsheet I have a place to enter what I eat along with exercise, all my readings, my medications etc. Great place for people who want to get started tracking all their information. It layed out well and easy to use. Thanks for sharing it.

MewElla 2011-01-18 08:56:39 -0600 Report

All of my attitudes toward my health have definitely improved since my diabetes diagnosis. We all like to be "in control" of us, if nothing else, right? Lots more energy for things I always wanted to do "someday." Thanks, diabetes for making me get on the band wagon and doing something about "me."

Pynetree 2011-01-09 09:46:42 -0600 Report

Almost didn't click on this…because my Endo laughing called me "a control freak"..But I do like feeling I have some control over it. My diet has gotten healthier…I THINK more about what I eat now, can't afford mindless munching. And my new hobby is using the computer, and clicking on here! Would not have developed if I wasn't diabetic. Plus, in my life there are a lot of things that I have so little control over…gotta grab that power when you can!

CaliKo 2011-01-07 11:26:13 -0600 Report

Excellent points, Mays, thanks for posting. I like weighing the same after Christmas as I did before. My Christmas cookie-eating husband can't say the same thing!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-01-07 17:35:51 -0600 Report

I managed to not gain this holiday season also. Didn't lose any weight for the last two months like I hoped to. Am content with at least maintaining the status quo.

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