The Challenge of Change with Diabetes

Whether a person has diabetes or not,

change is inevitable

Overwhelmed. Almost to a person, this is the immediate response to the diagnosis of diabetes. There is so much we need to understand, so many needed changes. Diabetes becomes a consideration in nearly every decision we make each day.

We all get comfortable and familiar with our lives and our routines. It feels safe even if sometimes it is not. We just don’t want to get out of our comfort zone. We hang on to how things are because, well, that’s just how things are.

In my own experience these changes in habit, changes in lifestyle and a very profound change in my life view were the single greatest challenge of diabetes.  Change.  And I don’t mean chump change. Many of these changes strike at the core of our being. They can have immense impact on our lives and our health. These changes can start even before we are diagnosed.

This is where dealing with diabetes gets really difficult. Our well-being and even our life can depend on our ability to make these necessary changes. But for most of us, making these types of changes is not something we do easily. It is usually not something we are well practiced at. When we are unable to make the changes we need or want, it is easy to become discouraged and just quit trying. Yet the issues persist. Quitting is not the answer.

Do not try to do it all at once.

I know that if I look at the whole picture I can get quite discouraged. But, if I am determined to do just one thing today that will move me closer to my goal, I have made headway. If I do it again tomorrow I am another step closer. Each of these steps is a building block to success. It is never too late to start. No matter how many times or how badly I have failed, today is a new day with a clean slate.

Try making a new commitment each day to do that one thing. Determine to accomplish one positive step towards your goal. You can always do more, but make sure each day moves you one step closer to where you want to be. One step closer to living life on your terms.

What can you do today to move one step closer to your goal?


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Randy Wilson, founder of Great Big Gains, is a type I diabetic who is motivated by and focused on helping other people with all types of diabetes to find their best path forward. Using small group and individual coaching as well as writing about his own experiences with diabetes and its complications. All in an effort to help them live their life on their own terms. Find out more about this at or contact him at .

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