I have created (at least I think I have) the hashtag #Diabetesvictory. What is #diabetesvictory? It is a hashtag that you can use whenever you want to celebrate anything diabetes related. It could be going from shots to a pump, that is a #diabetesvictory. It could be going to a party and having good blood sugars or having three slices of pizza and being at 200 five hours later. #diabetesvictory is unique to the person, for me it is having an A1C below 7 or racing with blood sugars below 200 the entire time. It doesn't matter if you have Type 1 or Type 2, you can use #diabetesvictory if you have type 2 and don't have to take shots anymore. It is unique to each diabetic!!
By using #diabetesvictory I want to change the mindset of those living with diabetes. A #diabetesvictory could be having a blood sugar of 170 after being 400 three hours earlier, that is a victory!! Bad things happen if you have diabetes I'm not trying to hide that but why do we have to focus on the negative, lets start giving ourselves credit for all of the good that we do with and for diabetes!!
I ask anyone that reads this to use #diabetesvictory once a day for three days, if it doesn't change how you look at your diabetes you don't have to use it. I know that just sounded like an infomercial but by using a simple hashtag we can help those that are struggling with diabetes. It is time to focus on the good and change our mindset when it comes to diabetes!!