Posts tagged mindset
How Logging Data Can Help Improve Your Diabetes Control

One of the best ways that I’ve found helps me manage my diabetes is to make sure that I log everything from blood sugars, to insulin doses, to the food that I eat. It sounds painstaking, but trust me, it’s worth it.

Having data will help you make more informed decisions. And the more informed your decisions are, the better your control will be over your diabetes, thus, you’ll feel better (I hope)!

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As a type 1 diabetic myself, I know the struggle of will power too well. Before I was diagnosed with diabetes, my diet consisted of what most teenage boys eat: pizza, ice cream, soda, hot dogs, top ramen, etc. I ate like crap, but I didn’t see any consequences, so I didn’t think twice. That all changed when I got diabetes. EVERY food choice I made affected me one way or another. Eating foods like pizza and ice cream aren’t great for blood glucose levels. Thus, the struggle between my cravings and my will power to resist began. Spoiler alert: will power failed me.

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When you think of journaling, you might think of kids keeping them to write down their crushes and deepest, darkest secrets or maybe kept a diary when you were younger. While these are not often taken seriously, diaries are examples of journaling. I, personally, didn’t start journaling until my late teens but it was such a liberating experience for my emotions. It was nice to be able to get my thoughts on paper and out of my head.

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[GRATITUDE IS HEALTHY] -- 3 min read

A lot of you reading this have heard the saying, “Gratitude is the best attitude.” This saying, while holds true, has more meaning than we realize. Most of us associate gratitude with saying “thank you” to someone who has helped us or given us a gift. From a scientific perspective, gratitude is not just an action. Gratitude is a positive emotion, which is important because it serves a purpose.

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Meditation has been around for centuries. Meditation basically like “exercise for your brain.” And while basic forms of meditation can be simple — for example, focusing on the sensations of your breath for a period of time — meditating is not always easy to actually do.  Sometimes, it is hard to clear your head and just “be,” but it is so worth it! Let’s take a look at what meditation is and why it is healthy.

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