Diabetes Blog Week 2013- Day 4


We don’t always realize it, but each one of us had come a long way since diabetes first came into our life. It doesn’t matter if it’s been 5 weeks, 5 years or 50 years, you’ve done something outstanding diabetes-wise. So today let’s share the greatest accomplishment you’ve made in terms of dealing with your (or your loved one’s) diabetes. No accomplishment is too big or too small – think about self-acceptance, something you’ve mastered (pump / exercise / diet / etc.), making a tough care decision (finding a new endo or support group / choosing to use or not use a technology / etc.).

Again today’s prompt is a tough one for me because I am limited in my accomplishments so far. Every day feels like a small accomplishment in itself. But I will list out both, things that have accomplished as well as things I hope to or am about to accomplish.

Accomplishments:

  1. Stayed out of the hospital
  2. No severe lows (like passing out or seizures or extreme confusion)
  3. No extreme highs
  4. Have not had a blood sugar reading over 200 in two weeks
  5. Quit smoking (way before I was diagnosed)
  6. Got control of and slowed down on drinking (college, bleh)
  7. Maintain my happiness and have not gotten depressed over my diabetes (most important)

Hope to/Soon to Accomplish:

  1. Get a new/first endo (have an appt next Monday, expect a write up)
  2. Potentially get a pump
  3. Begin to exercise more then dog walks (tennis, weights, biking, etc.)
  4. Study effects of an adult beverage
  5. Resume a relatively normal social life

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8 thoughts on “Diabetes Blog Week 2013- Day 4

  1. 1,3,5,7 are big ones! Did you use a program to quit smoking? Or did your doctor help you? You ROCK!

    • No cold turkey. I didn’t smoke for very long so quitting wasn’t as difficult as it is for some people. However I did smoke long enough to get addicted unfortunately

  2. I like your lists. Good on you for quitting. I quit cold turkey and I have been happier ever since. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  3. WTG for quitting smoking!!!!

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