Life is a journey. When I got diagnosed last year with type 2, I consider it to be a little "bump’ in the road. Everyday we must learn something new. These are the things that having diabetes has taught me:
Apprecation for life - Life is fragile. I understand that more now. Maybe when I was younger I thought i was superman and could do all things. I look at sunsets differently and appreciate everyday that God has given me. Don’t take anything for granted.
Friendships are important - The support that you get from people around you is invaluable. Exspecially with people touched with diabetes this is especially important.
Laugh a little - Life is serious enough. Diabete’s can be scary and daunting. Anytime you can find humor in a situation like that the better off you’ll be.
4)Diet and exercise - I have overlooked this aspect. Pre-diabetes. I have made changes to my lifestyle that I hope will better my coping with diabetes.
5)Positive Outlook - It’s easy to be down on yourself. It’s easy to blame others. It’s hard to stay positive in a world that wants to drag you down. Stress plays a huge factor in my BG levels. My focus now is now on the positive.
I knnow these things aren’t “earth shattering revelations”. None of this stuff is new but it is also very true. Just wanted to share.
D4life — Ken Wong