5 Proven Ways to Stay Positive Once Diagnosed With Diabetes

It’s not unusual to feel overwhelmed after being diagnosed with diabetes, but there are proven ways to help you stay positive through it all.

Remember that you’re not alone

There are more than 380 million people around the world who have been diagnosed with diabetes – just knowing you’re not alone can help you stay positive.

Just small changes can bring big rewards

Small changes are the ones that often stick, and losing even just a few pounds while incorporating good habits like regular exercise can make a big difference in your blood sugar levels as well as improve cholesterol and lower blood pressure.

Get support

With millions of people across the globe dealing with diabetes, there has been an explosion of online communities focused on dealing with the disease. You’ll find a wealth of forums and support groups designed for people just like you.

Connect with someone who has successfully managed diabetes

Try and find someone who has already been successful at managing their own diabetes you can meet up with for tips and other information on dealing with situations you might struggle with.

Track your progress

It takes time to chart what you eat, your physical activity, medications, and glucose, but it’s a great way to track your progress, keeping you more positive and motivated.

Most of all, keep an optimistic attitude, squash negative thinking  and be proactive. Everything will be ok!

-Be Well


3 Popular Type 2 Diabetes Myths Busted

There is a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to diabetes, and odds are, you believe these particular myths are true. Once and for all, let’s bust them to discover the truth.

If you have type 2 diabetes, you brought it on yourself. While it is true that weight, diet, and physical activity contributes to the risk of developing the disease, genetics play a major role. You can’t get diabetes simply from eating too much sugar, though continually overdosing on sweets could trigger someone with prediabetes to get full-blown diabetes.

You have to take medication the rest of your life. Many people can manage diabetes through diet, exercise and lifestyle changes. This is, however, something you will have to do for the rest of your life in order to keep your blood sugar within safe limits.

You’ll know when your blood sugar gets too high because of specific symptoms. The truth is, you won’t necessarily be able to tell when your blood sugar is too high. Symptoms are often so subtle at first that they’re easily overlooked. Some of the most common symptoms include feeling tired, being thirstier than usual and urinating more frequently, which often go unnoticed when they aren’t extreme.

Here is a FACT to take away:  If you follow these simple food rules you will be able to take charge of your health and look and feel your best.

-Be Well