Today I want to talk about mental issues facing many diabetics everyday, and share some of my personal experiences about how I stay sane.
Diabetes is challenging disease and can affect your body in many ways. In my case I lost toes and have had blurred vision, high blood pressure and kidney issues.
Changing your diet for the better will help, seeing all your doctors on a regular basis, and monitoring your sugars through testing are all good steps.
Sometimes all your health concerns can become a bit overwhelming. It can take a toll on your body from lack of sleep and the biggest obstacle, stress.
That’s why it’s so important to find activities or daily job functions that have a positive effect on your day.
I’m a music teacher. I run a rock band program for kids and adults. When I see how students progress through each rehearsal, it makes me proud of them, and gives me a feeling of accomplishment as a teacher. Yesterday my students performed, and did well.It’s a good feeling knowing your doing something positive for the community. It takes my mind off any problems I may have.
This is what I love to do. I love teaching and watching my students become better musicians and people is rewarding.
This is my niche, now find yours. Do something everyday if possible that makes you feel good about yourself and your accomplishments.
If you have limited mobility, write a blog and share your experiences with your fellow diabetics, so that they can make it through each day.
The worst thing to do is to sit home and cry woe is me. Help people with similar health issues get through their day. It will be rewarding and will help you remain stable.
Stay safe and healthy!