Topics:Diabetes Controllable? and Unity

On October 29, 2010 by Cherise Shockley

Week 15:  October 27, 2010

Q1. Type 1, Type 2, Type 1.5/LADA and Gestational diabetes (just to name a few) are all hard to control.  Do you think diabetes controllable?

RT @sixuntilme: Q1: Diabetes isn’t controllable. Tempers are, cravings are, but nothing replicates a pancreas like a pancreas.

Q1.5 Do you think manage is a better word to use verses control?

RT @Jason_Turner Q Manage is a much better term – but endure is more like it. endure the lows, highs, testing, complications, stress

Q2. What 3 things have you learned about self-care from the different types of diabetes?

RT @Karen_mst: Q2: 1-You dont have to be perfect, just try your best. 2-You cant control everything. 3-guilt & fear do not motivate

Q3. How can we rally together to rid the “Who’s got it worse” syndrome?

RT @sweetrunmd It’s not a contest. It’s my life. It’s your life. Let’s help each other so the ‘life’ is amazing, adventurous, and fun!

RT @woodonwheels: Q3. We blog, we meet up, we discuss, we tweet, we raise funds, we save lives, we support each other…WE ADVOCATE!

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Be Blessed

Cherise

One Response to “Topics:Diabetes Controllable? and Unity”

  • Q1. Type 1, Type 2, Type 1.5/LADA and Gestational diabetes (just to name a few) are all hard to control. Do you think diabetes controllable?

    – No. Even people with working pancreas have fluctuation with their levels. I think all you can do is try your best to keep your levels from swinging high then low, high then low, and otherwise trying to keep healthy otherwise. Nothing in life is 100% controllable.

    Q1.5 Do you think manage is a better word to use verses control?

    –Completely. We can’t control -anything- in life, you can only manage.

    Q2. What 3 things have you learned about self-care from the different types of diabetes?

    –Well, I already knew this stuff before..but I think the most obvious to other people are: Do your best, but don’t worry about failure (aka not hitting the so-called “perfect” A1C), Reward yourself to keep motivated, Don’t blame yourself.

    Q3. How can we rally together to rid the “Who’s got it worse” syndrome?

    –There is only one way to get rid of the “who’s got it worse” syndrome: Support each other, don’t make it a competition. We all have our good days and our bad days, we’re all equal. Everyone has their struggles (even Non-D’s!). Simple enough right?

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