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Motivational Monday: We’re Gonna Get Through It

“One step at a time, one foot in front of the other, I’m gonna get through this one way or the other.”- Anonymous

Whenever you feel overwhelmed and frustrated with your diabetes journey, take a pause and scale back. You’ll get through this!

Start with one goal at a time. Once you've mastered that, set a new goal. Working on one goal at a time will eventually make managing diabetes easier 💙

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Talk About It Tuesday: A Moment of Gratefulness

Thanksgiving is just two days away, and I am looking forward to spending time with my family. Every year, there's something to be grateful for, but this year, I'm valuing life and the people in my life more than ever, especially since my family’s recent car accident. I’m learning how precious and finite life is and that it’s up to us to make the best of the life we were given.

What about you? Name one thing that you’re grateful for this year.

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Motivational Monday: Let Your Hopes Shape Your Future

“Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.”- Robert H. Schuller

When managing your health with diabetes, it’s important to focus on the positives and not the negatives. Celebrate the small wins and focus on what you can do to make positive changes in your life.

Use your experiences to motivate yourself to stay on track and find strategies that work for you. Focus on your hopes of living a more fulfilling life with diabetes instead of the bad things it can do.

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Quick Tip Thursday: Don’t Jump To Conclusions with Unexpected Blood Sugar Spikes

When you see a high blood sugar number on your meter, try not to jump to conclusions. Keep track of when unexpected blood sugar spikes occur and the possible triggers.

It might be wise to consider it one of those rare instances if it happens only once. However, if the mystery continues to cause an issue, you might have to limit or avoid the unexpected source of your sudden high blood sugar spike.

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Wellness Wednesday: Talking About Diabetes with Your Children

Would your children recognize diabetic complications if you were experiencing them?

Is your child aware of what to do when you're having a hypoglycemic or hyperglycemic reaction?

Have you discussed your diabetes conditions with your children?

Here’s some tips that I share about talking to your kids about your diabetes condition:


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7 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Diabetes

If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be wondering how to bring it up to your kids.
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Motivational Monday: Never Lose Hope!

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

This quote is a reminder that we should never give up, no matter how hard life gets.
Even when faced with disappointment on this diabetes journey, we must keep our hope alive and strive to reach our goals. Through perseverance and faith, we can overcome any obstacle and achieve our goals.

#Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #lada #mody #ChronicIllness #MentalHealth #MightyTogether

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Wellness Wednesday: Weird Things That Spike My Blood Sugar

It's been awhile since I shared an article, so I'm sharing one I wrote recently.

It's no secret that blood sugar levels fluctuate depending on what we eat, how active we are, how much sleep we get, etc.

However, there are times when our blood sugar levels go up or down for unexpected reasons.

In this article, I discuss the weird things that caused my blood sugar to spike, as well as what you can do if the same thing happens to you:


❓What strange things made your blood sugar levels spike? Feel free to share them in the comments 👇🏾

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Unexpected Blood Sugar Spikes: What I’ve Learned Managing T2D

When your blood sugar goes up and you aren’t sure of the cause, it can feel frustrating. Here are some of my unexpected triggers and tips on finding yours.
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Motivational Monday: Taking Control

“The difference in life is how we let things define us – what we let control us, what we choose to control.” - Unknown

Our lives are shaped by the choices we make and the way we respond to the events and circumstances that occur. Whether it is positive or negative, we have the power to determine how we perceive and process things, and ultimately, how we allow them to define us.

This is especially true when it comes to managing our chronic conditions.

Many of us allow our chronic conditions define us by allowing them to limit our life choices and opportunities. We may feel like our chronic conditions are an obstacle to our goals and aspirations, and we may be hesitant to take risks or pursue our dreams because of our health status. We may also feel like we are defined by our chronic conditions because of the way that others perceive us or treat us differently because of our health.

Instead of allowing our conditions control us, let’s take steps to take charge of our our conditions!

Taking control of diabetes requires a comprehensive approach that combines lifestyle changes such as healthy eating, physical activity, and stress management with proper medical care and blood sugar monitoring. It’s also important to work closely with a healthcare team to monitor blood glucose levels, adjust medications, and provide mental health services if needed.

When we shift our thinking and start taking control of our health, we are able to create a healthier environment that will support our physical and mental health, and make us more resilient to stress and complications. Taking control of our health allows us to live a happier and longer life 💙

#Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #lada #mody #ChronicIllness #MentalHealth #MightyTogether

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Motivational Monday: You Got This!

Let me encourage you that no matter what you're facing on this health journey, whether it's a new diet, medication, mental health or a new diagnosis, you got this!

Whenever you need encouragement or resources, this community is here to help.

Let’s be mighty together on this diabetes journey 💙

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