The opposite discussion - What´s the most annoying comment you've ever gotten about diabetes? - have got 196 comments as I write this. It made me think about the other comments, the ones that make us empowered.
My boyfriend once silently observed me doing my math and my diabetes things wondering what on earth had happende this time. Then he suddenly said with warmth an honest admiration in his voice "You just never give up". It had never occured to me before that I actually don´t. I never give up on me handeling my diabetes. I had never thought of this before and it made me proud of who I am.
So what´s your story?
Love it! From my endo... "I'm glad to have you as a patient."
That´s really, really sweet, jrtpup. Thanks for sharing.
The one I use a lot came from my mother: You never let diabetes rule you; you rule it.
Sounds like you´ve got a great mom, Spock. Thank you for sharing.
From my husband...you are so dedicated to controling your diabetes.
Yep, that must be empowering, Sportster. Thank you for sharing.
Someone important to me once said, "You've got the right personality for Diabetes... OCD." I wasn't sure whether I should be insulted or empowered, but since I take 10 shots of Apidra and 3 shots of Levemir and test 10 times daily, I guess I was empowered!
I became empowered when the Animus sales rep told me about the Tudiabetes website. After I came to this website I became a real life sponge absorbing all the information of other people experiences. If it wasn't for this website I wouldn't have ever understood how to take care of myself. Life has gotten a whole lot better for me since. My hat is off to you Kirby; Thanks.
My GP told me, "I wish all of my diabetes patients did as well as you.". Kinda tootin' my own horn but I figure that I've earned the right to do that every so often. :)
Of course you have, Thalamos. Keep up the good work and the horn tootin´:)
"Manage your diabetes to live, don't live to manage your diabetes." Shared with me by a T1 one friend when I was diagnosed.
It's a touchstone I come back to often to remind myself that the point is not perfection, the point is to manage things in a way that lets me live my life and thrive. I think it's working!
Best line from my doctor ever...."So it looks like we tested you for diabeties last time you came in, you don't have it, your A1C is 5.2"
Some context this is my regular doctor I go see once a year, hes pretty great I ask him for scripts for cholestrol and A1C tests etc I think he forgot I was diabetic and had to remind him after he told me I didn't have it :-)....6 years with Type 1 and not one A1C over 6.5 and the last 2.5 years nothing higher than 6.0