Monday, September 24, 2012

Never Let Your Fear Be Your Enemy

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~To fear is one thing.  To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.  ~Katherine Paterson~

We all get afraid, we all have fear, but it’s when you let fear become your enemy that it consumes you.  When you deal with or live with diabetes you cannot let your fear, that fear of the “Unknown” be your enemy. Instead learn how to coexist with your fear and move forward. When you make the decision to co-exist, rather than submit to the fear, you will start to learn an important lesson in life with a chronic illness.

That lesson is that in fact you can live your life to the fullest, and be just like everyone else. While living with diabetes you have to be more attentive and pay more attention to detail, you don’t have to live with the fear that something will go wrong. Living your life with constant worry is not a way to live. Instead learn to co-exist rather than submit to your fear and above all else, celebrate the small victories.

Did you wake up with a bg of 100 today, freaking celebrate the crap outta that. Celebrate a drop in your a1c, celebrate you completed the race, celebrate you woke up freaking alive today! That is one celebration everyone should participate in daily.

Bottom line, co-exist, do not submit and celebrate the crap outta everything!


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    1. Thank you Scott! Trying to teach my son he should celebrate all the little things in life, and the big things will feel just that more special, especially when it comes to D!

  2. What an outstanding post. Especially in the realm of diabetes lows and potential future complications... we can't be paralyzed by the "What Ifs," but live for the moment and embrace the good in what we can. Not always an easy lesson or mindset to learn, but so very important. Thanks so much for writing this.

    1. Thank you Mike! It definitely isn't helpful to dwell on what could have been or what could happen. It's there, the fear, it always will be but it's when we accept it and kick the crap outta it we can be happy and celebrate!