Running and riding a bike I feel as though I have less severe lows or highs, this does not make riding a bike or running the secret to better blood sugars. Cycling and running have made me much more aware of my blood sugars, I also know that my blood sugar needs to be in a certain range so that I can run or ride to the best of my ability. That has caused me to focus on my diabetes more than I should, that sounds like an odd comment but for the longest time I had a very small range window. I was so focused staying in my set range that it effected the way I ate and caused a little depression if I was out of range for a few hours during the day.
Over time I learned that I can be myself and care for my diabetes. It took me a long time to realize this but a blood sugar that is above my set range will not take years off of my life. Much like life diabetes gives you good days and bad days. You can do everything perfect one day and nothing will go the way it should. Now is that comment about life or diabetes? The answer is both.
The most important thing for anyone living with diabetes is to accept that everything isn't always perfect. Diabetes doesn't suck, diabetes is what you make it. If you complain all day and look at the bad it will suck. If you celebrate the good and learn from the bad you will learn that diabetes is a gift. It is the gift that we must share however. We have to take upon ourselves to let everyone in our life that we are living with diabetes. We need to support those that are not happy with their diabetes. I have been there and know what it is like to feel bad and ask why. It was a very dark place that I stayed in for almost fifteen years. In that time I always wished someone would teach me how to love living with diabetes.
Besides running and cycling I try my best to help someone living with diabetes. Yes I have a blog and one heck of an audience but it doesn't matter if you have a blog or not you can make a difference in the world of diabetes. With social media we can help anyone in the world, never be afraid to make it known your living with diabetes. Post a status update saying you're looking to help someone living with diabetes, I guarantee someone will respond and say I know someone who could use your help!! Diabetes only chooses the champions!!