I really enjoyed participating in Diabetes Blog week – the topics were great and I loved being challenged to answer specific questions related to diabetes and living with the disease. I also found some great new blogs to follow and I am learning from and laughing with them every day now!
I was delighted to hear about the Diabetes Social Media Advocacy monthly Blog Carnival! I am looking forward to the monthly topic and finding some more great blogs to follow.
The topic for May is:
What do you consider to be your Diabetes Strengths? What do you think are your Diabetes Weaknesses?
I posted a couple of months ago about things that diabetes has taught me and although these are strengths, I wouldn’t say they are necessarily “diabetes” strengths. I think that my biggest strength with managing diabetes is that I’m never too lazy to test my blood glucose. If I feel off in any way, I test. I prefer the peace of mind knowing what my body is doing so I can treat accordingly, rather than guessing. I frequently get angry at my father because he is absolutely a lazy tester. He will wait and wait and wait to test, meanwhile his sugar is plummeting or sky-rocketing. I really wish that he would realize that it takes 30 seconds to test and it could make such a difference! Granted, now that I am on the CGM, I don’t test as frequently but I’ve never been one to slack on testing if I feel weird.
A weakness I’d say, at least recently, is my laziness when it comes to exercising. I know exercise is an important factor in diabetes management. But I’ve been seriously slacking in that department for the past 8ish months. I recently started a challenge with some girlfriends to exercise 20 times before the end of June. I already have 2 workouts under my belt, so I am on my way! I am hoping that this challenge will help me get in the good habit of going to the gym more often than once/week. My hips, butt, and thighs will thank me, right? Oh yeah, and my blood sugars too…