Divabetic: Diabetes New Year's Resolutions
People with diabetes are no strangers to New Year’s Resolutions. With every irregular blood sugar reading on our monitors , we resolve to improve our self-care! Here’s a tip for making quality New Year’s Resolutions for diabetes:
Don’t go too big. A resolution such as “I’m going to lower my A1C” can be overwhelming. Why? Because lowering your A1C can take a lot of time, patience and effort. For many people living with type 2 diabetes to lower their A1C requires long-term weight loss and increased physical activity. If you’re hoping to lower you A1C without ‘diet and exercise’ you may find it to be extremely difficult.
Your A1C measures your average blood sugar control over a period of approximately three months.
You may find greater success if you make a smaller, specific resolution such as: “I will test my blood sugar 3 times a day ” or “I will eat 4servings of vegetables.”
Building on success will make it easier to tackle more difficult goals. Remember to congratulate yourself on the good you have done and will do. And refuse to let any self-doubt enter your mind. Just tell yourself over and over, “I am filled with confidence, and I am competent.”
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