“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.”

Managing diabetes every day takes strength. It actually takes a lot of strength – in many different areas. It takes diligence, perseverance, math skills, a sense of humor, acceptance, the ability to trouble shoot and let things roll off, the ability to start over (and over and over and over and over…).

Diabetes is not for the weak. So even if you think you are weak because your A1C is higher than you’d like, or you don’t get enough sleep, or you forget your insulin every now and then (or more), I’m going to guess that you are actually an incredibly strong person. You have more strengths than you know.

By focusing on your strengths, rather than your weaknesses, you can figure out ways to build on those strengths and improve your life. Find something (anything) that you are doing at all (or doing well) and see how you can apply that strength to living better with diabetes.

You might amaze yourself.

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