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You Speak Out – The Best Part Of Being Diabetic

It's easy to be unhappy about the fact that you're suffering from diabetes. You might feel as though you are the only one who is dealing with this and start to shut others out because they 'don't understand'.

It's important to realize that many, many people are in the same situation as you are. It doesn't necessarily have to be a terrible thing in your life.

In fact, there can be some upsides to being a diabetic. Recently, I asked you about some of the positives you've found as a diabetic, and I got some great responses. So, rather than looking at the glass as half empty, why not start looking at it as half full? Use these responses to help guide you.

"Since becoming a diabetic, I've been forced to learn how to cook better, so that has definitely been a benefit. I now can make a number of great-tasting, healthy dishes that I couldn't before."
– Jill

"Always having snacks on hand. Other people complain of being hungry, but that is never the case for me."
– Jake

"I feel like I have become better in tune with my body since I got diabetes. It's been a struggle figuring it all out, but I feel like I've gotten a handle on it now and I feel healthier than I've ever been. Had

I not suffered from diabetes, I may still be eating fast food and on track to a heart attack."
– Nick

"I feel like having diabetes makes me put my health first. It's always on my mind, so in that way, it has almost made me a better person. I never used to care, and I wasn't in a good place in my life. My body deserves more attention."
– Katherine

"I feel like I'm more determined since I have diabetes because it keeps me on schedule. I'm able to focus in on other areas of my life, and I find that I'm more productive and have a greater drive to achieve."
– Bill

"Diabetes, for me, has helped me realize that life is precious and every day is worth living to the fullest. When I found out I was diabetic, I was on my way to having a heart attack. The doctors tested my blood sugars and we found out what was directly affecting me. For that reason, diabetes essentially saved my life."
– Hugh

"Being able to eat delicious healthy fats! I was always 'fat-phobic' before I found out I had diabetes. However, after finding out, I knew something had to change in my diet. That was it. And now, I love all my delicious fat-rich foods!"
– Marnie

So, there you have a few of the great ways that diabetes can actually help bring a better perspective so you can live your best life.

Daily Affirmation: Rather than feeling terrible about myself when I make a mistake, I will instead look at it as a great opportunity to learn something new, to grow and develop, and to become a better version of myself.

*This is not a substitute for advice from your physician or other healthcare professional. You should always consult with a healthcare professional before making any significant adjustment to a dietary, exercise, or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health concern.