Sometimes it disturbs me when I see members who feel they have failed. It disturbs me because there is no failure in diabetes; failure only comes when we give up. As long as we strive to do what is necessary we have not failed.
Some Type 2s feel that to go on insulin will be a failure, but it’s not a failure it’s an escalation of the battle. I am a long term Type 2 who is fully insulin dependent, in the minds of some I am a failure because I have to take insulin, I beg to differ. I was losing the battle before but now I’m doing what is necessary. It doesn’t matter what I have done in the past because I’m now striving to win. That’s not failure in my book.
My personal experience is only one example, there are all kinds of perceived failures out there. If you feel that have failed because you have not met some goal or haven’t overcome some mental obstacle, be it fear or anything else, you have not failed as long as you are seeking to improve. That is my definition of winning.