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Old 11-03-2017, 18:48   #11
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I am not certain if I have a philosophy on my diabetes.

It doesn't define me any more than the fact that I am left handed, nearsighted, and ADHD does. It's just part of me. I get to decide what impact it has on my life.

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Old 11-08-2017, 00:53   #12
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I cheated on my birthday, but whenever I start to feel discouraged, I think of my parents. They are my incentive to stick to a low carb way of eating.
I always say that my mom couldn't be a good role model, but she is a bad example. She is my incentive!

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Old 11-14-2017, 20:43   #13
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My problem is that I have a philosophy, but I just don't follow it. So, I've changed it to be: While I will fall off the wagon, I will not use that as an excuse not to get back on the wagon today as there is no reason to wait until tomorrow.

Why that kind of philosophy? You can do everything RIGHT and all sorts of bad things happen anyway. I had GREAT control but still got cancer, still lost a lot of vision, still have worsening complications from diabetes. Really, I just want to avoid being further disabled - if I died from a heart attack tomorrow, I'd be just fine with that.

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Old 11-16-2017, 17:58   #14
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. . . it's the same as everything else, "Love many, trust few, always paddle your own canoe."

No joke. Personal empowerment is the solution!

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My philosophy is summed up in my faith:
"We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 (HCSB)

For me diabetes is just another one of those "things." I need to address it, head on and straight forward and do the best I can with what I have to work with. I have a long road ahead of me. I am learning a little bit each and every day.

I am grateful for the tools supplied by this forum, and thank those kind souls who have provided them. I don't feel like I am alone on this journey, and that makes this adventure enjoyable. Yep, for the first time I am enjoying fighting back against diabetes.

I am encouraged by all the low numbers posted by others, I recognize their hard work and persistence, it helps me to bite my lip and take the trip.

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