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Old 09-21-2011, 02:19   #11
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There are parts of diabetes that we can't control, but we can control how we react, emotionally and physically.

I'm far from perfect, but I do try my best to control my behavior--testing, eating right, exercising, seeing the doctor--so that I can exert as much control over the disease as possible. I know that one day the disease will progress despite my best efforts, but that's okay. I don't think of that as submitting or surrendering to diabetes. Diabetes will change and I'll have to change, too.

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... no more than we are at the mercy of our thermostat in the hall!

It is not a being, it is stupid malfunction! I am not fighting mine, nor am I submitting to it, nor is it in control of me.

I am merely twiddling the thermostat t o suit my comfort level.

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I am merely twiddling the thermostat to suit my comfort level.
Heheh! Works for me . . . combined with the Great Meter Fling, it's a FINE management regimen!

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I once knew a man who got angry at the weather -- seriously! Not much he could do about it either way... except dress and plan his daily activities appropriately.

With my diabetes I have a lot more "control" than I do over the weather. I am not a victim to my circumstances but I do need to recognise the circumstance of my having a carbohydrate tolerance disorder.

It is what it is.

I see not point in fighting against it, nor submitting to it... both of which seem to me to be negative viewpoints.

I choose not to lead the rest of my life with a negative viewpoint.

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Old 09-21-2011, 12:44   #15
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Frank, I agree with you. i'm not feeling resentful or negative, it's just something else to learn to live with and move on.


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Old 09-21-2011, 14:20   #16
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Submission/Control of D is like having a new born baby in the house, yea your in control, especially when they wake up screaming in the middle of the night wanting something to eat. Control is using your brain to over come the obstacles placed in your way.

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Old 09-22-2011, 00:50   #17
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I prefer to think of my diabetes project as a collaborative effort: My conscious mind is tasked with recognizing what my body and sub-consious mind are offering as input and taking whatever action is necessary when the time arises.

Sometimes it goes in reverse - we train the background operators. Take hypos, for instance. When we experience our first low, our autonomic system tells us that we are in terrible danger and need to eat, eat, eat. As we become more experienced, we train ourselves that this is an inappropriate emergency response; we learn that we will not die, and that we can treat the low with just enough carb to return to a favorable blood sugar level. Our body learns that panic is not necessary - just cooperation with the conscious mind.


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Old 09-24-2011, 03:05   #18
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For some reason Im thinking boxing ring after reading this.. its me and diabetes and we are there gloved up and ready to go.. it got its first punch in when I got diagnosed but I got mine when my A1C went down over 2 points in just 10 weeks.

Its back and forth from there.. some days I get the better punch in and some days it does. Neither is winning by a knockout.. its pretty much a 50-50 fight.

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