Living with diabetes 24/7 is hard. It’s a full time job that you didn’t ask for. It’s impossible to do it alone, and it’s impossible to be perfect. Be kind to yourself. Do things that bring you joy. Ask others for support and understanding.
Your health care team is one part of your cheerleading squad. There are also many resources on-line to find other people living with diabetes.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start, try taking this on-line survey for people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. This survey helps figure out what parts of living with diabetes are hardest for you. Share those findings with your healthcare provider.
You’re not alone.