I really like this quote



"damaged people are dangerous because they know they can survive."


what are quotes that inspire you about diabetes?! 

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Not a quote on diabetes per say but how about hold on thight, things will turn out?
"May your genes be good, may you overcome them if they're bad." by Trudy
how about modification to an olde that most people use?

Orig. Quote: "This too shall pass."

D-Modified: "This high BG reading too shall pass."

or "This hypo too shall pass."

My two favorite quotes have gotten me through many a health crisis...diabetic and otherwise. The first is by John Lennon. He said "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans." So true!!!

My other favorite was seen on a t-shirt worn by my yoga instructor's husband: "Worry is NOT preparation!"

Those two have got me through cancer treatments, a stroke, a heart attack, and other health problems too numerous to mention. I think, summed up, they basically tell me to keep putting one foot in front of the other, no matter what happens.

"Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional." I'm not sure of the attribution of this quote but I believe it comes from buddhism. Pain is my diabetes, I can't change that I have diabetes. But getting angry about diabetes, feeling sorry myself, my suffering - I do have control over.

"I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better" - Thoreau. Time is something that weighs on me now that I have diabetes. It is wake up call that life is short, I always feel like I'm running out of time.
Two that have stuck in my mind lately;

"Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in the long run." -Charlie Chaplin

"Don’t deny the diagnosis; try to defy the verdict." -Norman Cousins

One I have on my profile that really says it all for me given the state of our national health care...

"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny."
~Thomas Jefferson~
"If it looks tasty I can't eat it" :)




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