Managing diabetes starts with a decision first
To manage diabetes you have to begin to control your life first. Learn as much as you can to manage it and keep it controlled. I’ve always believed knowledge is power and the more you know, the better off you are. I’m always trying to learn the most I can about what I’m interested in. A positive attitude and the desire to get to where you want to be goes a long way.
We often don’t think too much about our health when we are young as much as we do when we age and things start to come up that change our daily health and living. As far back as I can remember, there were physicals to take in school and mom taking me to the doctor when I was sick. But now it’s a different situation of course. Back then, the ailments were usually minor and fixable. It doesn’t mean that diabetes is something that we can’t manage and keep in check.
All you have to do is to believe in what you’re doing. Put your mind to it and focus. Write down your goals. Read them out loud each and every day. The old saying is that, “Winners don’t quit and quitters don’t win!” It took me a long time to realize that this is so true. We can do anything we desire if we put our minds to it.
Throughout my life, I’ve often thought about how life is like a book. It is already written. Each day is another page turned and based on the decisions that we make, that is how each particular day is meant to be. You wake up, think about the decisions you will make and better choices will result in a happier and less stressful life.
Sometimes I wonder why I’ve make the choices I have with regards to my health. I got to the point that the past doesn’t matter and the future hasn’t happened so what’s left? Of course, the present. I sat down. Began to think. Not getting any younger. Harder to stay healthy. Who can I turn to? Me. What is the best way to lower blood sugar? Manage and make the plan. Stick to it. No turning back.
I’ve been on the up and down roller coaster with gaining and losing weight. Procrastination. Excuses. Waiting for someone to come along and help me? Nope. It’s me. The choice is now or never. Managing diabetes, lowering my blood sugar, eating healthy, some form of exercise, keeping track. I could go on, but I won’t. I just found the answers. Is this you too?
Let me ask you? What do you want out of life? Write it down. Envision it. Go for it. Do you want to manage your diabetes, learn how to balance your blood sugar naturally? Of course you do or you wouldn’t be reading this right now. There’s power in numbers. You don’t have to do this by yourself.
There will be many people sharing their thoughts and ideas here too. So, we will all work together. The most important thing that I’ve learned about this is that once you have the knowledge of what steps must be taken? You must TAKE them! Oh yes…what’s that other saying? ACTIONS speak louder than words! A-C-T-I-O-N!
I read a lot. One of the best ways to learn is to read. In school, I hated reading. Warren Buffett reads 7-8 hours a day! I’ve written many books for Amazon and other platforms since I started reading more. I read and highlight important facts and then re-read. I’m not a fiction reader. I enjoy non-fiction because I learn. I don’t care how old you are, you can never learn enough. Read. Don’t stop learning.
As I said, it’s all about learning. Attitude is everything. There is always a solution for every problem. Looking back over the years, I feel that I’ve learned from my mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes, but learning from them is what is important. If you find the lesson to be learned from a decision that turned out to be the wrong one, then that’s a positive.
Are you organized? I never used to be and when I finally decided to get things in order, I finally saw the light. It was like driving in the dark without headlights and a fog present where I could see almost nothing. Once I made up my mind to “organize”, I was able to “manage” things so much better and so the headlights were on and I could see clearly on the road again. It’s the same thing with managing diabetes.
I love music. I have favorite artists. Shania Twain is one of favorites. She went through some bad times and just when she thought she lost it all? She wrote and produced the song: Today is your day. Search Google for the lyrics. It’s worth repeating everyday.
Read it over again. It changed my life. It’s all about your attitude. She saw that and climbed that mountain once again. Together we can take control and manage diabetes.
There are many natural ways to control this disease without medications. You can live a healthy life with the proper foods and natural supplements. Many of us have diabetes because of poor health choices. It’s up to you to make the necessary changes to improve your health. For me, although I’m still taking medication, I’m working on the natural way to combat this disease. I never wanted to take insulin either. I made the better choice. It’s time for you too!