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    Overcoming.

    How many people here believe in the power of themselves?

    ~ 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: Community Check-In

    Time for a community check-in ❤️

    How are you really feeling and how can our community support you during this time?

    Share how you’re feeling with an emoji or your thoughts in the comments below.

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

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    Motivational Monday: You Made It To Today So Keep Going

    “The thing is…
    is that you’re still alive,
    your heart is still beating,
    your eyes are still blinking,
    your brain is still thinking,
    you thought you couldn’t survive yesterday,
    but you made it to today.
    So keep going.”- S.B

    You can definitely make it through today if you survived yesterday. One step at a time, one moment at a time. Keep going 💙

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

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    Food & Nutrition Friday: Food Rules

    In relation to diabetes, what are some of the "food rules" you've heard?

    My colleague, Katie, debunks some of the popular food rules in this article:

    Taking a Closer Look at Popular "Food Rules”-
    type2diabetes.com/nutrition/popular-food-rules

    And share those food rules in the comments!

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

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    Forgiveness

    Forgiveness is such a beautiful and cleansing gift to give, not necessarily because the other person deserves it, but because YOU do. Will anyone try?

    ~ 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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    Quick Tip Thursday: New Diets Need Medical Consultation

    Make sure your diet is compatible with your individual healthcare needs before starting a new diet to manage diabetes. Food allergies or food intolerances, as well as treatment-related conditions that require the restriction or avoidance of certain foods, should be taken into consideration.

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

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    Wellness Wednesday: Diabetes Symptoms

    What were some of the diabetes symptoms you initially ignored?

    Here are some of the most common diabetes symptoms that many of us might ignore, according to my colleague Chris.

    Symptoms of Diabetes That People Might Ignore:

    type2diabetes.com/living/symptoms-before-diagnosis

    Do not hesitate to get in touch with your healthcare professional if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms.

    Getting checked out early will ensure that you receive the appropriate care more quickly.

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

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    Good news! (And a rant).

    Hey, everyone. How was your Christmas? Mine was pretty awful, honestly. I'll try and explain it as best as I can.

    Around 4 years ago, my mum was talking to my big sister (her name is Dawn), and she told her about my health conditions/problems. Dawn then proceeded to accuse me of faking my health issues. Despite the many scans and test results clearly showing they are real. And then, shortly afterwards, she said that any gifts or presents I buy for people for birthdays/christmas (and everything else) are worthless because the money comes from a 'government handout' (disability benefits). After learning this, I refused to talk to her unless she apologises. So, we didn't talk for several years.

    My little sister (Jess) gave birth to my nephew in 2021, and I love him very much. Since Dawn doesn't live near us, she was only able to visit this passed Christmas, and she stayed at Jess's house for two weeks.

    Originally, before Dawn announced she would be coming, the whole family was going to go to Jess's house for Christmas dinner and whatnot... But once she booked her tickets and everything, Jess said that I wasn't allowed to go to the event. I wasn't allowed to spend time with the whole family. Which REALLY upset me. So much so, that I seriously comfort-ate for a couple of weeks. I was binge-eating whatever I could get my hands on. And I spent the entire of Christmas day curled up in bed watching stuff on my laptop. It was my first Christmas alone and I hated it.

    Anyway, that leads up to the good news. I was really expecting my diabetes to be so much worse, and I was expecting to have put on a lot of weight. So, I reluctantly went for my weight and diabetes check last week. After they recorded my weight, they told me that since last July, I've lost 20lbs! And my HBA1C blood test came back yesterday - it's not worse! In July it was 63, and as of yesterday, it was 62. Admittedly, it's not much progress, but considering I was expecting it to be a disaster, I feel pretty good.

    Anyway - I'm sorry for this rant, I guess. I just needed to get it out. Thank you for getting this far, though. Have a great day!

    #chronicillnesswarrior #chronichealth #ChronicPain #POTS #POTSUK #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #EDS #NAFLD #InterstitialCystitis #BladderPain #BPD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Familydrama #Depression #PTSD #Migraines #Diabetes #diabetic #WeightLoss

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