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    Wellness Wednesday: Diabetes & The Holidays

    Ah, the holiday season!

    Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year’s Day..

    This time of year is filled with celebrations which can be very exciting! The celebrations can, however, also be stressful for those of us with diabetes, particularly when it comes to managing our conditions and staying on track.

    My fellow advocate, Nikki, shares 5 ways to stay on track during this season:

    type2diabetes.com/living/holiday-health-tips

    ❓Which holidays do you observe during this time of year?

    ❓How has diabetes affected your holiday celebrations?

    Share your thoughts in the comments 👇🏾

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

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    Motivational Monday: The Real Definition Of Strength

    “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”

    Weightlifters don't gain strength by lifting lighter weights. In order to gain strength, a weightlifter lifts heavier weights every session, slowly increasing the amount each time.

    Overcoming difficult obstacles and situations builds strength.

    So the next time your thoughts overwhelm you and you wonder if you can endure any longer, remember that by taking one day at a time you will stay on track and thrive.

    Keep your focus on achieving one diabetes management goal at a time.

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

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    Consistency

    Something that has really helped me stay on the track to better health is consistency. Staying consistent with treating your mental health (medication and therapy) is wonderful. However there are many other ways you can be consistent in your life too. Consistency has a lot to do with habits and while forming or breaking a habit can be daunting, it is possible. Treat yourself with grace, patience and kindness. You deserve it, especially if you are trying to break a toxic and unhealthy habit. Try to be consistent with your physical health too. Treat your body with the respect it deserves. I personally am attempting to have better physical health. I am making changes to my lifestyle. If you are religious (like I am) or spiritual then try to be consistent there too. I am trying to keep a prayer journal as well as my regular journal. When you are anxious or depressed, remind yourself that it is okay to not be okay but do not let them play tricks on you. You can and will reach your goals with consistency. One of my goals is to heal (as an abuse survivor) to a point where I no longer have crying spells or go into a mental health crisis. What is your goal and how will consistency help you reach it?

    #SexualAbuse #EmotionalAbuse #PTSD #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Trauma #Inspiration #Motivation #CONSISTENT #Health #Anxiety #Depression #thankful #Hope #Religion #Spirituality #Lifestyle

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    Food & Nutrition Friday: Chicken Pot Pie

    I love a good pot pie and I haven’t had one since my diagnosis.

    Here’s a recipe for a diabetes-friendly chicken pot pie soup:

    type2diabetes.com/recipes/chicken-pot-pie-soup

    ❓What’s one meal that you’ve stopped eating since diagnosis?

    Share your thoughts in the comments 👇🏾

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #EatingHealthy

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    Quick Tip Thursday: Be Kind To Yourself

    Try to view any fluctuations in your blood sugar levels with a curious, non-judgmental mindset, to learn what you can do better next time and to intervene if necessary, before returning to enjoying life.

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

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    Wellness Wednesday: Diabetes & Respiratory Illnesses

    In my state, cases of respiratory illnesses have been skyrocketing! For several weeks, my mom, who’s a nurse, has been constantly talking about the shortage of pediatric and adult beds because of severe respiratory illnesses.

    ❓Have you seen an increase of illnesses in your area?

    Take a look at this brief guide of respiratory illnesses and what we can do to lessen the chances of getting severely ill:
    type2diabetes.com/clinical/respiratory-infections-basics

    Share your thoughts in the comments 👇🏾

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

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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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