Motivation that would be.
Internal Motivation vs. External Motivation.
I must admit that I am always searching for external motivation, or some external “thing” that will motivate me to get going. Whether it’s a new meter, a new pump, some new software, a new endo, a new support group, reading or writing a blog entry, [...]Continue Reading →
It’s a matter of perspective, but I have a problem with something for which there is always room for improvement. Specifically speaking diabetes.
When is “good” good enough? Our control is measured by our A1C results, at least from the medical professionals, and through their conditioning that number is often times how we measure ourselves.
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I am far too hard on myself.
I beat myself up over every little thing that doesn’t work out perfectly. I get depressed about silly little things and just throw my hands up in desperation. I think about it too much. I analyze every little thing, but when it doesn’t add up (or it adds [...]Continue Reading →
I feel that I am pretty tuned in to my body. I have been forced to pay attention to the little signals my body sends, that perhaps others can easily ignore.
Most of the time I can tell when I’m dehydrated. I can tell when I’m a bit low, and I can usually tell when [...]Continue Reading →
My fight is all mental.
If I can be in a good place psychologically, I can manage my diabetes.
Please note, I chose the word “manage” rather than “control”. There is no such thing as “control” with diabetes, in my humble opinion.
I have been slowly working my way through “The Physician [...]Continue Reading →
The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes for my area was held Saturday at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN (very near Minneapolis).
Thanks to many generous friends and family I was able to raise a grand total of $1175 in donations. I think that is just wonderful. I never expected that I [...]Continue Reading →
…or a gun for that matter. It’s just a figure of speech.
I mentioned a little bit about how I planned on doing some better logging to help me with my therapy overhaul. I went out and found a daily planner/journal type of thing that I liked, and started my logging.Continue Reading →
I think that the “diabetes blogosphere” (aka the O.C.) has really taken off, and is growing every day. It’s great. I can’t tell you all how much I enjoy reading all that people share, and there is a connection with almost each and every blog and post.
For me, diabetes can be, for the most [...]Continue Reading →
When coming to a point where I realize my management needs a complete overhaul, where do I start? Just with logging things as they are today?
I haven’t done any logging for a long time, and a pattern has to really jump up and smack me in the face before I’ll notice it.
I’ve got [...]Continue Reading →
I controlled that rebound like Dennis Rodman!
Dennis Rodman was perhaps the best rebounder in the NBA while he played (mid-late eighties and most of the nineties). That was his specialty! He was such a good rebounder that he was left on the court for almost that purpose alone! He led the NBA [...]Continue Reading →
“The place God calls you to is where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”— Frederick Buechner
DisclaimerI am not a medical professional. Nothing on this site should be construed as medical advice. Your diabetes may vary. Contact your health care provider for specific questions.