Mantras and More: #Dblog Week, Day 4 May 16, 2014Posted by laosita in diabetes.
Tags: Dblog Week, DOC
Dblog Prompt: Today let’s share what gets us through a hard day. Or more specifically, a hard diabetes day. Is there something positive you tell yourself? Are there mantras that you fall back on to get you through? Is there something specific you do when your mood needs a boost? Maybe we’ve done that and we can help others do it too?
The one-word difference between a hard day and a hard diabetes day is huge. A hard day IS any diabetes day. A hard diabetes day is like a hard day x 5. Regardless, hard diabetes days are unavoidable. When one hits, I try to remember that I get to try this all again tomorrow. I leave yesterday’s diabetes behind and start again. I restart with a blood sugar I am satisfied with (if that isn’t what you wake up with, treat and do the whole restart thing starting wherever ‘satisfied’ is for you).
One hard diabetes day is not going to change your health outcome, your A1C or your weight. A hard diabetes day is a blunt reminder of how hard you work everyday to avoid days like this. I recognize a hard diabetes day and recognize that I can do my best for the rest of the day, go to bed and try it again the next day.
Alternately, I’ll say fuck it, buy Ben & Jerry’s, rage bolus, find a TV comedy, double check for a low in the middle of the night and let the morning be a chance at redemption.