Admitting Your Diabetes MistakesAllison Espiritu
No one ever has an easy time admitting that they’re wrong. Particularly when it comes to managing their diabetes. It can leave you feeling extremely guilty, and even defensive.
Take it form type 1 Kerri who, believe it or not, forgets to count a carb, bolus, or take her bedtime insulin from time to time. But by forgetting it doesn’t mean she doesn’t know how to manage her diabetes. Of course she does! Years of managing her diabetes has left her a full-fledged expert. It only means that diabetes is an ever-changing disease. One of the most important lessons she’s learned is that it’s important to be flexible. To acknowledge that no two days are the same. And if you make a mistake, just keep moving forward, and try to do better next time. Forgive yourself.
That’s such an important, yet difficult lesson to learn: Admit your mistakes. Learn from your mistakes. Forgive yourself for your mistakes.
Watch as Kerri admits to her own diabetes mistakes, but discusses how she’s empowered by those who are honest with themselves… who know that living with diabetes is difficult, and we’re all bound to make mistakes. Take a look! And the next time you’re giving yourself a hard time for not managing your diabetes “properly,” take a deep breath and remember: what works today may not work in a year, and right now? You’re showing your diabetes who’s boss!