Living with diabetes we often focus on what is wrong, that takes a toll on you and everyone in your life. As athletes with diabetes we double that focus on perfection. We want the perfect blood sugars and the perfect times in whatever race we are prepping for. It isn't easy to realize when we are hurting ourselves but when we do realize that we must take a moment to step back and see what we have accomplished in life.
Personally I use motivational speeches to get myself to that point. For me listening to a speech allows me to let my brain go to where I was a year ago, five years ago or even when I was a child. I then look at where I am today and I can smile because I have learned and bettered myself. What I'm doing today is more impressive than what I was doing a week ago, a year ago and definitley more than five and ten years ago. I'm a better athlete living with diabetes today, I'm happy about that but will be looking back in a year and realizing I haven't reached my true potential!! I can always be better!!!