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    What endometriosis symptom is the most difficult or challenging to manage?

    Endometriosis symptoms can vary from person to person, but we know some symptoms can be more challenging than others to treat and stay on top of.

    Whether it’s fatigue, nausea, pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea (severe and frequent menstrual cramps and pain during your period), or dyspareunia (genital pain associated with sexual intercourse), what symptom do you find to be the most challenging or difficult to manage? Share with the group in the comments below. ⬇️

    #OvarianCancer #RheumatoidArthritis #Cancer #Endometriosis #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #Diabetes

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    Motivational Monday: You Have The Power To Choose

    “At any given moment, you have the power to say, 'This is not how my story is going to end.'” — Unknown

    Remember, you have the power to choose how the story ends. Make it your story worth reading 💙

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #MentalHealth #Lifestyle #Health #Stress #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

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    Food & Nutrition Friday: Thanksgiving Leftovers

    How do you plan on using your Thanksgiving leftovers? Do you eat as is or do you use the leftovers to create different recipes?

    Share your what you do in the comments! 👇🏾

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #Health #EatingHealthy #Food #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

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    Reflection

    Remember that thoughts and emotions are simply visitors. They come and go. But if we fight them and wish they shouldn't be there, they stick around longer. Notice that thoughts are simply flying around in your head, and notice how much attention you give them. When you can recognize that your thoughts are not you, nor are they a reflection of you, you can begin to free yourself from them. Does anyone practice anything like this?

    ~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

    Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

    #MentalHealth #Depression #Suicide #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #OCD #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #POTS #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Schizophrenia #ComplexRegionalPainSyndrome

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    I hope everyone has a safe, healthy and memorable Thanksgiving Day!

    I am truly thankful for each and everyone of you in this community 💙

    Diabetes doesn't take breaks, so make sure you continue to manage it as well as you can!

    - Eat smaller portions
    - Eat and drink responsibly
    - Don’t skip meals
    - Take insulin and/or oral medication at regular times
    - If you’re able to, take walks, dance or play fun movement games with family and friends
    - Manage stress by avoiding heated discussions and taking small breaks when needed

    As always, if you have any questions or just need to vent, our community is here for you 💙

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #Holidays #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

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    Wellness Wednesday: Diabetes & Mental Health

    Does it feel like you’re fighting a never-ending battle when it comes to diabetes?

    Yep, me too 🙋🏾‍♀️

    And so does my fellow diabetes advocate, The Long Point Girl!

    Take a few moments to read about her own battle with type 2 diabetes.

    The Diabetes Battle:
    type2diabetes.com/living/battle

    ❓When diabetes seems overwhelming, what do you do?

    Share your thoughts in the comments 👇🏾

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Stress #Health #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

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    Presence

    I know the concept of "presence" can sometimes seem a bit mystical or unrelatable. A very simple way to start practicing this is to set little reminders around your home or working space to check your thoughts. Practice being aware of what you are thinking about. When you do this, you will notice how often you are dwelling on negative thoughts, and when you check yourself with this repetition, you will develop the ability to break free of it. When you do this, you will experience presence. Does anyone have any other advice on how to feel the peace of presence?

    ~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

    Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

    #MentalHealth #Depression #Suicide #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #OCD #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #POTS #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Schizophrenia #ComplexRegionalPainSyndrome

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    Talk About It Tuesday: Thankfulness

    Let’s comment on today’s post with expressions of gratitude and thankfulness!

    Complete the following sentence in the comments 👇🏾:

    Today, I am thankful for___________.

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #MentalHealth #Health #CheckInWithMe #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

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    #Diabetes
    #kidneys
    Blood Sugar 400
    Trace Ketones
    Frothy Urine
    Er visit or Doctor's in the morning
    Is the dilemma.
    I feel mostly ok
    Just a constant stomachache.
    I am having a hard time managing this.

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    I'm really enjoying exercising!

    My health issues make it really difficult to exercise - particularly the Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. I faint pretty often, and because of that, I've always been terrified of doing any major exercise.

    But in the last few weeks, I've been slowly building up my tolerance when it comes to walking. Any time my sister comes over, we go for a walk that usually lasts just over an hour. I monitor my heart rate on my Fitbit, which is an absolute god send since it also helps me keep track of my weight loss progress and how well I sleep.

    My sister, despite being 5ft 1in, walks VERY fricking fast. I sometimes have to tell her to slow down, because I just can't keep up with her, haha. And I'm 5ft 7in! I have stumpy legs, damn it. But the fast pace means I lose more weight, so I try my hardest to catch up to her, hah.

    I'm really proud of myself. My step goal on my Fitbit is 6,000 steps a day. Which probably doesn't seem like a lot, but for me? With all my issues? I'd say 6,000 steps is ideal. Last week I managed to reach my step goal twice! Today, I walked into town (about 1.3miles), and reached 6k steps again! So, this week, I'm aiming to reach it three times, and maybe next week I'll try and go for four!

    I'm loving being close to my sister. It's only in the last 18months that we've bonded. I love what we talk about when we're out walking. I love my nephew and all the cute little cooing noises he does, like he's butting into the conversation, haha.

    I'm really proud of myself. My GP always says; "Remember, it's important to celebrate EVERY victory - even the little ones."

    So... I'm going to.

    #chronicillnesswarrior #ChronicPain #posturalorthostatictachycardia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #NAFLD #Diabetes #IBS #InterstitialCystitis #GERD #EnlargedSpleen #Migraines #LiverDisease #Dysautonomia #BPD #Depression #Anxiety