DBlog Week Day 1–I Can

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So, today is the kick off of the 6th annual DBlog Week and today’s topic is “I CAN…”

When I think of the I CAN theme, I think about my ability to integrate diabetes management into my life rather than have diabetes management take over my life. It’s been 4 years since I was diagnosed and for the first year or so, I was CONSUMED with managing hourly glucose checks, hourly readings, hourly injections, then twice daily injections, meal prep, carb counting, doctor visits, and it was simply put…just too much to deal with. I quickly understood why some people just give up altogether or burn out frequently. Day after day, however, I woke to try again.

Even though managing diabetes clouded my mind, confiscated my thoughts, and caused me to have days filled of worry; I honestly didn’t see how I would have a life after diagnosis.

In time, however, I realized that

I CAN manage diabetes and still have a life.

I CAN manage diabetes and not be overwhelmed by it.

I CAN and I’m so thankful that I am able to integrate managing diabetes into my life without it taking over my life.

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By | 2017-07-26T10:31:04+00:00 May 11th, 2015|Diabetes Blog Week Posts, Online Diabetes Advocacy|


  1. Kate Cornell May 13, 2015 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Boy, do I feel this one! I was obsessed in the beginning of my diagnosis but eventually managed to find a happy medium. I’m glad you’re participating this week!

  2. Karen May 12, 2015 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Great reminder of how important it is to find balance. Thank you!

  3. Carmen May 11, 2015 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    Amen to that. Thank you for your post. Keep on keeping on.

  4. StephenS May 11, 2015 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    It’s been a long time since I’ve been here… too long, in fact. I like your attitude! I hope everything is going well.

  5. Kelly Booth May 11, 2015 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    I am glad you found a way to manage without allowing diabetes to take over your life!

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