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    Wellness Wednesday: Physical Activity & Diabetes Management: Complications

    In this community, we talk a lot about the benefits of regular physical activity in managing diabetes. Unfortunately, there are people living with diabetes in this community who find it difficult to incorporate physical activity, and it's not because they are lazy. Rather, there are serious complications that could prevent some of us from exercising regularly.

    Read the following article about 3 Reasons Why Exercise With Long-term Diabetes Can Be Hard:

    ❓What are some of the barriers that prevents you from adding physical activity into your diabetes management?

    Share your experiences here 👇🏾

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


    #physical fitness works for me. I have gone back to the senior center where I was a member. About three years ago I stopped coming to the center in a neighboring city and it was difficult to get there in the winter and we decided to stop because of distant travel of about 15 miles. I have rejoined that center and I am using the fittness room and enjoying a treat in the coffee shop there. This center has won many awards for excellence and because I work out 2x a week and walk at home, I am becoming more fit and burning excess energy. Today my psychiatrist said he wanted to see me in one month. He wants to make sure joining the center isn’t making me manic or hypomanic. I think I am just getting ready to keep track of my increased health and lose of weight. I have lost sd almost 25 lb so possible burning up calories and I could be getting into trouble. He will check my BP and see if I have calmed down. I B want to make use of my fitness center twice a week. $50 year and $45 for the fitness center. Many machines to work off steam and socialize with other seniors. I have bipolar disorder and I have terrible arthritis in my spine extended now into my extremities so I must watch my excitement and sometimes sit quietly. I know how to get calm and now I will use my medication techniques. This is a help with excitement. With exercise and calm, I can control pain and anxiety. Breathe and calm helping with pain and biological medication with a small dose of pain relief medication. I take bipolar medication as well and that helps

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    Precious day.

    Goodmorning, beautiful people, I'm a newbie here. It must have been a gift from the heavens to receive a random email from The Mighty. I read about the community and the purpose behind what The Mighty had created. It was perfect timing, and I don't believe in coincidences. I am so happy to be apart of a community of people who can help each other heal and share their stories. I send my love and light to everyone ✨ 💛.
    #sexual #physical #mental #emotional #abusesurvivor #suicideattemptsurvivor #MDD #PTSD #ADHD #Anxiety #warrior

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    #physical /emotional/spiritual growth #don 'tleavebeforethemiracleoccurs

    My young-mid adult decades were filled with a substance abuse disorder and undiagnosed psych needs. I endured decades of emotional/psychological abuse. Decades, decades, of daily recovery work---THOSE ARE THE REASONS I STILL TRY, EVERY SINGLE DAY! Decades of darkness have made me so aware and appreciative, and happy over so many little things. Yep, push, push,; I hope you all find your special strengths, desires, goals!

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    #crutches #embrace #Selfacceptance #coffee #ChronicFatigue

    I make no apologies for my crutches I use to help my #ChronicPain , #Depression & #Fatigue . in fact I embrace them & am very grateful for them. #Caffeine #cigarettes #vitaminb-12 (I'd smoke #MedicalMarijuana ( was approved. over a year ago in April & even have a card ) but #THC messes with my #Schizophrenia & I get tense , intense, #stressed & #anxious , & sometimes even slightly #Paranoid . So I suffer taking meds for #Pain that are actually psyche #meds that hardly make a dent. (#Gabapentin ) #my Life #sucks so the ppl that #criticize & put me #down for smoking cigs can go to heck for voicing their #ignorant #Judgemental #opinions . which they so freely #Voice regarding my smoking & high #Caffeine intake. I am not afraid of #Death & in fact , welcome & #Pray for it, have felt this way all my life. Ppl need to face their own #Demons , faults & weaknesses instead of constantly distracting themselves by getting into other ppls business. I #ignore them . I am #Deaf to their assinine stayements. I #mentally float away & I do what #helps my #Nerves (I inherited bad nerves (#physical AND #emotional ) & that helps me cope with a #Life I #live as a #Prisoner doing time. It's just a waiting #Game , Just A matter of #time .

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    #crutches #embrace #Acceptance #coffee #ChronicFatigue #help

    I embrace my crutches!!! #Pain ,& chronic fatigue & #Depression ate all proven to be helped to be relieved ( a tiny bit-but what the heck! My #meds hardly help much either)......i embrace I use of cigarette smoking cuz it MOST DEFINITELY helps me cope with #Stress & my (inherited) bad nerves (#physical & #mental / #emotional ) I am,not ashamed of my crutches! In fact, I enjoy a love affair with them & am #grateful as I can be for them !!! To heck with all the ignorantly critical ppl that make statements & voice their judgemental opinions -instead they should be working on their own stuff. Ppl need to more so mind their own business instead of distracting themselves away from looking. Inside themselves (their own demons , faults, & weaknesses ) Get the heck off my back & to heck with them!!!

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    #Therapy for lifelong #Trauma #PTSD 1st time at 37 #help !!!

    #Trauma #Therapy for #PTSD 1st time really “ready” to open up with #Psychiatrist at 37 #childhoodtrauma #abuse #neglect #fearofabandonment #psychologicalabuse from a father that I would describe as #CharlesManson with a #TheBible in one hand and #Alcoholism in the other. In addition to a family that #rejected me completely so much so that on both sides of my #Divorced #Family I had rules that if I walked in the room within one minute all of my cousins had to leave my #physical presence because I was just #different but never had #behavioral #Problems just major misunderstandings and what seemed like a lot of #bad luck because of the many #Labels that seem to get stuck to me throughout the years in public #Education . So I was sent to live #alone with my #Father at 11 on a #cult like farm with no access to the outside world (no modern technology including TV, Radio or Phone) and he #brainwashed me as a #Child to never speak to anyone or they would lock me up and throw away the key or call me a liar and ignore me completely. So I have major #Trust #issues and have no clue where to begin when I see my #Therapist via video this week. I also have #ADHD with a #mind that is #hyper #creative and #super analytical seems like a #Gift and #Curse when expressing my #Thoughts and #Emotions #help #Advice #ParanoidThoughts

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    #peoplepleasing #Selfacceptance #selfreliance #Selfesteem

    Give up on trying to/feeling pressured to live up to other people's expectations. We are #Painwarriors ( #emotional &/or #physical ) What we might be able to do one say, we may find we can't the next. The winning attitude needs to be to always do/give it your best & to keep trying not to ever give up. And if/when we DO find ourselves without #Hope , & feeling like giving in, we fight that inner battle to get back into this insanely painful thing called our lives.


    I'm just tired #Depression #Anxiety #Motherhood

    Mom. She's that miraculous creature who gave birth to... Us all. She's suppose to have all the answers; fix anything.

    I never had one. She gave birth to me then decided I wasn't worth it. But she liked me as her personal punching bag. I was her excuse for all her problems and failures. When she got sick from cancer, I was responsible for taking care of her. I was 11. She died before my 12th birthday. She despised me but I stupidly kept wanting her love and approval.

    After she passed my role was mother. Make sure my half-brother and I had food. Sometimes that included stealing from a drunken stepfather who could care less if we died. Eventually I took over writing the checks, forging his signature to pay bills as long as he put money in the bank. Till one day that stopped too. I was a failure according to my mom and then I finally felt like one. I was homeless at 17; so in a way I was lucky. Had some friends I could stay with till I was legal.

    At 18 my life began and I left my brother to his father. So mine began and his.... Went to hell.

    I'll be 40 in August. I have 4 children. A marriage on the rocks and my broken brother lives with us now. Then there is Covid-19.

    I am soo tired of holding up the world for everyone else when I'm soo broken. I keep glueing every chipped piece back in place while it crumbles above my head. In the middle of trying to keep my marriage working my husband got kicked from our health plan. No more antidepressants, no more anxiety meds, no more antipsychotics. Took me 2 months to ease myself off my meds. Been taking them for 4 years. All while balancing my families world above me. Now on top of being super mom; i dont sleep again. I'm just soo tired... Emotionally, mentally and physically. I'm trying so hard.

    (No Im not suicidal. Not gonna harm my family. I might just walk away and not stop but not gonna harm them. Just tired of those questions.)

    #Parenting a child with special needs
    #mental abuse
    #physical abuse
    #sexual abuse
    #Emotionally numb
    #Broken inside


    My new journey

    So here goes nothing. I am not sure 🤔 how this might come out so I apologize before I get into it. I have BPD with psychosis PTSD and multiple personality disorder with manic depressive episode and depression. And in this time of my life it’s a big change so everything in my brain is going to leftfield and I guess I just want to get it off my chest so that I can process maybe?
    So here it goes. I’m leaving a very toxic marriage of 12 years and I am scared. I been going through what if’s like crazy and been talking myself out. I just don’t know how to deal with all these overwhelming emotions.
    I just graduated from DBT therapy and it saved my life. I am able to ask for help and I am able to do the skills. I just feel alone and scared and I know that ain’t true I have an amazing support system.
    I know it is my f-Ed up brain telling new how this is all my fault and everyone is blaming me a judging me and my ex gets to keep everything and I have to give up it all to save myself. Like I told my therapist I know I am healthy one and I know I am the only one able with the strength to walk away.
    I guess this is all rambling. So I guess a TIP skill and a body scan and bed. I leave Wednesday and these emotions have only gotten more intense. Good night thank you a head of time for reading