Like "By watching my numbers go down, and keeping a picture of my Mother suffering and denying that she had diabetes, going on dialysis. I will not allow myself to go that way. I keep a mental picture and try try try very hard to do the right thing and so far I am doing wonderful with my bs, I am now on insulin and I am doing okay. Now if only I could encourage myself on the weight gaining side:) That keeps me a little discouraged, but I bounce back."