While I wouldn't wish my diabetes on anyone, living with diabetes has taught me some new, important ways of being in the world. Much like having a baby may teach folks how to be more patient, or how good it can feel to put the needs of another before oneself, diabetes has taught me such things, as well. While I'm still not the patron saint of patience, I can now wait an extra minute or two and quell some of my impulsive, spontaneous nature in service to a higher cause. I've learned that self-care feels good and that taking good care of my health is not selfish. In fact, it helps everyone in my life. People like getting the best version of me I can give, and that's the one where I'm well rested, well-tested and balanced.
Instead of rushing out the door late, I make it a point now to give myself a little extra time to test my bloodsugar and adjust my insulin accordingly. I do this before leaving the house, hopping into the car, walking into the classroom to teach, beginning to ex...
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A question posted at HealthCentral's diabetes site got me
thinking today. A woman with type 1
diabetes for over 20 years asked about the severity of her condition and how
best to communicate with her spouse regarding the importance of good diabetes
Type 1 diabetes demands so much from us that have the
disease. However, we're not an island;
our condition affects our loved ones too.
Having a support system is invaluable when you're dealing with a chronic
disease. Along with support, it's
important that your family and friends are empathetic about your diabetes. I appreciate it when my husband, mom, or
another loved one pats me on the back and says, "You're doing great" or "I know
it's not always easy to manage this disease."
A little understanding goes a long way.
One of the ways that my husband supports my healthcare
efforts is by agreeing not to have certain foods in the house. There are particular sweets and sn...
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