Friday
Jan142011

Lessons from 38 years of my journey with diabetes

Enjoy a half hour interview with Riva Greenberg at 'Transforming Diabetes.' Greenberg shares her laughter and light-hearted (but deeply serious) words of wisdom with hosts, MD Jeff Horacek and counselor and wellness coach, Heather Clute.

Wednesday
Aug252010

Therapy in the waiting room

About 30 years ago, I was sitting in a hospital waiting area – bored with waiting, bored with the Women’s magazine that I was reduced to flicking through and, because I was 16, bored with life. I did the usual thing that 16 years old do when they’re bored; stared around and studied the other bored people - it was then that I learnt something that has stayed with me all my life – that we are all affected by each other and our environment, that a point of change in our environment can change our attitude immediately and can encourage us to think differently about the same situation.

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Friday
Aug202010

"I'm a better athlete because of diabetes rather than despite it."

I'm more aware of my training, my fitness and more aware of nutrition. I'm more proactive about my health," says Charlie Kimball, the only Indy Racing League driver with diabetes.

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Thursday
Aug192010

Mind-Shifting: A Valuable Tool To Control Diabetes

The day I heard "Diabetes is not the leading cause of heart attack, blindness, kidney disease, and amputation," my life changed. I had believed the opposite to be true for the 32 years I'd been dealing with diabetes. Complications had always hung like a knife over my head.

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Thursday
Aug192010

What if we had to purchase happiness and self esteem the way we purchase most things? 

Time passes much faster than it used to so I'm trying more and more to follow the words of a very wise man, "Be the change you want to see in the world." These were Ghandi's words. So, if you want to have love, be love. If you want to enjoy peace, be peace. If you want to find joy, be joy.

If you want to see yourself live well with diabetes, live well with diabetes.

I also follow the words of another great seer, Christopher Robin who said to Pooh: "You must remember this: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

 

Originally published on DiabetesStories.com