D-Blog Week: One Great Thing

Tell us about just one diabetes thing you do spectacularly!  Fasting blood sugar checks, oral meds sorted and ready, something always on hand to treat a low, or anything that you do for diabetes.  Nothing is too big or too small to celebrate doing well!

This is the card I picked out of the karma fairy’s hat at work last Halloween.

While I was far from feeling true resilience then, I kept it in my wallet all winter, alongside the 2-dollar bill my father gave me when I was nine years old and the picture of the maternal grandmother I never knew.

I struggle terribly sometimes with anxiety and depression, which impacts weight and blood glucose levels and blood pressure because I give up on exercise and eating healthy. But when things go better for me, when I am feeling little anxiety and little misery, I come back and push myself to eat better, to exercise more, to keep feeling good, to regain some sense of health in spite of type 2 diabetes.

Each and every time.

How amazing was it, then, that this is the card I picked out of the karma fairy’s hat?

Posted on May 15, 2012, in Diabetes. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. fingerpricker

    I hear you! I think that coming back and trying again and again really shows some true grit! Well done!

  2. Resilience is a great gift. We all have our low points in life but the people who come back and say “screw that, I will prevail” are the winners. Kudos Rachel! I admire you.

  3. sysymorales

    This is a gift, like Kate said. It’s easier to give up than get up and try again and I really commend you on this thing you do well :D

  4. Kelly Booth

    I believe everything happens for a reason so there was a reason you picked that particular card. It is a great one to pick!

  5. You’re a strong, lovely young woman. I continue to be amazed by you!


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