The Single Most Important Thing You Need To Know As A Diabetic
One of the hardest things about living with Type 2 Diabetes is that it is largely a self-managed illness. What that means is that as a person with Diabetes you’re going through the day, making decisions about your food, your activity, how you handle the stresses in your life, and all of those things affect your blood sugar today and ultimately your future health. There’s no question that there’s a lot to do as you go through the day to take care of Diabetes. It’s not easy; it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
One of the reasons why education is so important in Diabetes is because of these many decisions that you need to make. So the more you know, the wiser the choices you can make, and ultimately the better your outcomes will be with Diabetes. It’s very common to have powerful emotions at the time of diagnosis, and in fact, the majority of patients experience these kinds of feelings, such as fear, anger, being overwhelmed, guilt–all of those things are very common.
One of the most important things to recognize is that you’re not alone. Two very important things that you can do: first, find somebody in your life who is a good listener, who can be a sounding board for you and a support for you.
Second, be willing to understand the underlying cause and effect of diabetes. There are resources available in your community, in your neighborhood, a fitness professional such as myself that has a personal as well as a working history with both type 1 and 2 diabetes, a social worker, a support group. All of those things are available in many communities and can be a major help in dealing with this very important side of managing Diabetes.
Diabetes truly is a family disease because the diagnosis in many ways affects everyone.
Every member of the family can think about being supportive in terms of making similar lifestyle changes, eating the same food, being more active, being there to exercise with the person. So being a support is more than just an emotional support; it’s also being a lifestyle support.
There’s no question that there is a lot to do to manage Diabetes. It’s not easy and it can be overwhelming. All of the major organizations that stand to profit from those living with diabetes would want you to: “Take it one step at a time, one day at a time, and you’ll get there”…or you die from complications, either way donations will continue to pour in, big pharmaceutical companies will continue to cause the unreasonable suffering of individuals.
Why? The single most important thing you should know as a diabetic is:
There is no Money in the Cure for diabetes….the money is in the medication!
Are you ready to take your life back?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject line: “Tired Of Type 2”
Yours in Success,
Posted on January 14, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged american diabetes association, big pharma, coaching, Diabetes, eating strategies, Exercise, Fitness, Jacksonville FL, Jeremy LaRochester, LaRochester Fitness, metformin, mindset, tired of type 2, type 2 diabetes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.