Living with diabetes (or caring for someone who lives with it) sure does take a lot of work, and it’s easy to be hard on ourselves if we aren’t “perfect”. But today it’s time to give ourselves some much deserved credit. Tell us about just one diabetes thing you (or your loved one) does spectacularly! Fasting blood sugar checks, oral meds sorted and ready, something always on hand to treat a low, or anything that you do for diabetes. Nothing is too big or too small to celebrate doing well!
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For me, something that I do "well" is something that is done effortlessly, without forcing yourself to do it. To that end, for example, I am spectacular at reading books, drinking wine, loving babies, finding B amusing, and spending time with my friends. But diabetes? It's a lot of work, a lot of mental effort, and not much about it is easy. Except for using my Dexcom.
I am proud of the fact that I unfailingly wear a sensor. When one croaks on me, I replace it immediately. When asked if I wear it 24/7, I can honestly say I do. I'm not a perfect Dexcom user, of course - I could download my data and number crunch a helluva lot more than I do. But hot damn am I good at wearing the sensors.