DBlogWeek: Mantras And More

Today’s prompt: Yesterday we opened up about how diabetes can bring us down. Today let’s share what gets us through a hard day. Or more specifically, a hard diabetes day. Is there something positive you tell yourself? Are there mantras that you fall back on to get you through? Is there something specific you do when your mood needs a boost? Maybe we’ve done that and we can help others do it too?

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So this post isn’t about a single hard day necessarily… more about every day.

It is just a single drop… in a vast ocean (of blood sugar checks)

There are many times (almost every time) when I judge myself over the number that pops up on my meter.  117?  Perfection.  359?  I shouldn’t have had that extra roll.  43?  But I was trying to be healthy and exercise.  So many thoughts go through my head as soon as I place that drop of blood on a test strip.  Will I be high?  Will I be in range?  What if a sneaky low crept in and I didn’t feel it.

I have to tell myself… this is just a single drop of blood.  Just one drop of blood, just one test in the hundreds of thousands that I will do in a lifetime.  So I should not judge myself so quickly.  We all make mistakes, we all can’t be perfect, and when we are, be happy and think that “You Can Do This”.  😉

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