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Old 11-25-2017, 14:08   #21
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I've learned that it won't go away if I ignore it!

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Old 11-26-2017, 13:12   #22
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I've learned that it won't go away if I ignore it!
If only.......

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Old 12-14-2017, 18:34   #23
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I've learned that it is a journey, mostly steady but with ups and downs and curves along the way. While I mostly remain steady, there are moments when I give in. But I know that I can get back to the straight and narrow right away. (My lapses usually occur in the evening so the next day is always a new beginning.)

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Old 12-14-2017, 23:06   #24
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Originally Posted by VeeJay View Post
the next day is always a new beginning.
This is something I try to remember. We've all had the meal/beverage/event after which we make the face when we read our meter. If the number is just a little surprise, it's been an education and we go on knowing more than we did before. If the number is a big surprise, it may mean then doing some more exercise or using some more insulin.

But once it's over, it's over. It hasn't tainted our entire day or week and it doesn't invalidate the energy and attention we put into managing our diabetes. Actually, the "new beginning" can start with our very next meal.

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Old 12-14-2017, 23:09   #25
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I am so new to this fighting back against diabetes and learning more than I can regurgitate at this point, but what I have learned here in this forum is that fighting back and winning can be fun.

Previously I despised BG testing, now I test if I just think it has been a while since I last tested. Just having a place like this to kind of lean on is a blessing.

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Old 12-15-2017, 13:34   #26
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Mental Health is so important. I've met many people with diabetes who struggle with this and it really takes its toll on their overall health and diabetes management.

So I've learned to relax, I've learned to have a good time (sometimes too much of a good time LOL) and I have learned not too worry too much.

So far so good!

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