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There are some things you can do that will help you to stay motivated:
Set goals. If you aren't sure where you are going, its easy to feel lost. Choose a goal that you want to reach and then smaller steps you can do each day on your way to your goals.
Believe in yourself. It has been shown that people who believe that they can do something are more likely to be successful.
Seek support. The support of others can help you to feel surer of yourself. Your supporters can offer you advice and empathy.
Change how you think. The way you think about a situation affects both your feelings and how you act. Do you think of diabetes as a burden, a problem or a challenge? You can't make your diabetes go away, but you can choose to think about it differently.
Use coping strategies. You have probably faced other difficult situations and overcome barriers in your life. How did you overcome or cope with those? Prayer, meditation and talking with a friend, family member or counselor can help.
Your Diabetes Responsibilities
Learn all that you can about diabetes and how to care for it, and keep up-to-date
Set goals and work towards them
Keep your appointments
Tell your provider about symptoms, side effects of medicines or any other problems that affect your blood sugar or how you care for yourself
Check your blood sugar and use the information to make decisions
Provide honest information
Remind your provider about the need for annual tests and procedures
Have these and other important tests done
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