You are not alone, you are not alone, you are not alone with type 2 diabetes.
It’s so important to remember this! You may feel like there are happy, healthy people all around you, smiling big smiles and living perfect pretty lives, but for some unknown reason, you’ve been given a life sentence called type 2 diabetes. Well, take those shackles off. Feel the weight fall off your shoulders. Did you know that roughly 1 in 3 Americans has a chronic illness?
You are not alone. Many of these good people feel like they’re alone, like you might feel right now. But there is hope. Take comfort in the fact that with a few small steps, you will put yourself on a very happy path. When you redefine your relationship with healthy, clean, delicious foods, then you are on that path. Soon enough, you’ll be celebrating and dancing around for a healthy lunch rather than dreading it! Healthiness does not have to be unhappiness.
You are NOT ALONE with type 2 diabetes
We are here to help. When you embrace your new relationship with supportive and positive members of your care team, you will be walking proudly, feeling great, and sharing your secrets to high energy / high impact living with everybody—not just your fellow type II’s. People need to hear about your journey and your low points (and, of course, your high points). It’s freeing and empowering to share your story of how you rise from the fear and sadness of a diagnosis to the joy and strength of everyday energized healthy living.
First things first. You want to feel great every day. Let’s get you there. We know there are certain triggers for diabetes complications, so we can help you to avoid them. More than that, we can help you learn to despise them. Once you realize the damage certain foods are doing to your body, it’s a lot easier to say sayonara to them.
While you can’t change your diabetes diagnosis, you can choose your response to it. With help from your care team who is here to answer your questions and keep you energized, you may even look back on your diagnosis as a positive life-changing moment. It is your choice to go up or down. We will help you lift yourself up into a positive, healthy, and fulfilling lifestyle.
Many people with diabetes feel like they can’t lift themselves up. They’re stuck in a bad rut. They repeat the same negative habits that prolong their negative symptoms. They feel sick and unhappy and restless. Thankfully, with our team’s help, their new relationships after diagnosis open up a new, better world for them… with even more hope and meaning.
It may seem difficult now, but you’ll be amazed at how far you come. And you’ll see the proof if you write it out! Consider starting a journal right now. Not tomorrow, or maybe next week, or in the next 10 minutes… start one now. Write down your angry thoughts and your frustrations. Write down how annoyed you are with the universe for planting this surprise for you! Write down your questions about diabetes and health. Write down the phrase, “you are not alone with type 2 diabetes”. Write down your hopes for better days.
Eventually, you will be writing your success stories and looking back on the early darker days with amazement at how far you’ve come. I heard a wise old lady once say, “Most mothers need to go through some terrible labor pains before they can hold their beautiful baby in their arms.” Your pains will lead you to a better, new life of your own.
How have you handled your diagnosis? Do you feel ready to embark on this new journey, or are you afraid and unsure? Maybe you’re feeling a mix of both. But you can take your life into your hands. You can regain power and control over your body.
You have an opportunity to take one small step toward a happier, healthier, high-energy tomorrow. Every great adventure starts with one small step. Remember… you have a team who is walking beside you.
*** 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. Gretchen reminds us that you are not alone with type 2 diabetes.
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