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Stay Motivated

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, itÂ’s 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
  • Ask questions
  • Provide honest information
  • Remind your provider about the need for annual tests and procedures
  • Have these and other important tests done
  • ‹‹ Better Diabetes Care Diabetes Resources ››

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