Round 1

Sorry that I’ve been away for so long. It’s hard to remain upbeat all of time especially when things don’t go as planned no matter how hard you try. Well, my blood sugar has really been riding a glu-coaster these past couple of weeks and I felt a little down.I felt like a complete failure.

I love the DOC because I began reading other blogs about people who are going through the same difficulties. Karen @ bitter~sweet diabetes wrote that “not trying is not an option”. I think that statement helped me through this time unlike anything else. Then I started googling motivational quotes and came across things like – “You haven’t failed until you stopped trying.”

I have a vivid imagination at times and pictured a boxing match between diabetes and myself. Now diabetes is big and tough while I’m skinny and weak, so diabetes has the advantage. Diabetes keeps knocking me down and I would get up, I’ll get knocked down again and get right back up. Now someone in the crowd (I picture this to be that mean little voice in your head that never believes in you) shouts “Just stay down!” and I shout back “No I will never give up!” My little story ends with Diabetes getting tired from always knocking me down and one random blow knocks him out. Yeaaa…. I am the winner.

This is how I have dealt with my bad days. What do you do when you are feeling frustrated?

3 thoughts on “Round 1”

  1. It’s true that when you’ve got diabetes you’ve got to play to win and never give up, but I don’t quite see it like a boxing match. To me, the more I try to fight diabetes, the harder it fights back. Anger, frustration, and a constant fight tends to beat me down and wear me out. Instead, I see it like an unfriendly roommate. It’s an “I don’t like you, you don’t like me” scenario, but I do my best to get along, and to understand and predict its needs and behaviors, and react accordingly, so I don’t end up getting myself in trouble.

  2. Hmm… That’s an interesting way to look at it. I can see it as that also. Thanks for the insight.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been going through such a tough time. I know how hard it is to keep trying sometimes. What do I do? Wallow, mope, eat crappy foods. Yeah, I think you probably should do the OPPOSITE of what I do!!

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