Almost everything you do affects your blood sugar levels, but remember: you’re in control. You CAN maintain healthy blood glucose levels!
Eating a sandwich, drinking a Coke, moving around in the office and biking down the street, taking meds, feeling stressed… All of these things could affect your blood sugar level! Everything you do, it seems, has an effect on your diabetes. But don’t worry—you have the ability to take control of your blood sugar management.
To be honest, your nurse, doctor, nutritionist, or diabetes educator can’t be at your side 24/7 (And thank goodness for that! Who would want them hovering around all day?) You’ve decided to take control of your blood sugar management with another source of help, a CommutaVie membership. You’ve come to understand that it’s really important to participate in your own treatment of type 2 diabetes. It’s your responsibility to, of course, take care of you!
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So you’re putting in real effort and time to learn about this disease. Your body thanks you. Now, you can design a better lifestyle complete with healthy diet, exercise, stress management, and leadership contributions. You’re doing what’s right for you and the people who care about you, the people who need you healthy and present in their lives.
Of course, with any disease, there are good news and bad news. We’ll get the bad out of the way: The bad news about type 2 diabetes is that they have not yet found a cure. The good news, though, is that diabetes is manageable and even controllable. Who’s in charge of your body? You are!
As a part of the CommutaVie community, you’ve found a team of people who know what you are going through. These nice people are not corporate bigwigs. They will help you track and control your blood sugar levels. Thankfully, that doesn’t involve tracking every ounce of food or milliliter of liquid you take in!
You’ll get to build new relationships with new great-tasting meals. You’ll build new relationships with what doesn’t even feel like exercise when you learn that it is “simple moving around toward the things you enjoy.” You’ll feel stronger and you’ll regain your energy (without those four cups of coffee!). There are numerous simple adjustments you can make in your life to reduce your stress level and its effect on your diabetes. There’s nothing to lose and a lot to gain in becoming a little less stressed, isn’t there?
Improving your relationship with your own body, within your own daily routine, is the way to begin to control your healthy blood glucose levels. Once these improved relationships have been developed—towards what you eat, how you exercise, and how you handle stress—you’ll be able to breathe easy again.
Diabetes will not dominate your every thought, your every decision. You’ll make a few adjustments… and we will keep it simple.
You have chosen to participate in your own treatment, and you will have everything you need to control your diabetes, feel good, maintain high energy, and prevent long-term complications! And… you will probably make some new wonderful friends who have type 2 diabetes.
*** Thanks to Gretchen Becker, a very talented author and thriving person with type 2 diabetes who wrote the book, The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide… I pulled some inspiration from her book as I wrote this post.
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