It is easy to look for something or someone to blame for unacceptable outcomes in our life. At times taking full responsibility often proves to be a challenging exercise as blaming yourself can cause one to feel demoralized. And not taking responsibility when you know you probably should, can be a relief from the burden of responsibility. As a result, it is much more common to take the route where you are not the one to blame; even if you have a gut feeling suggesting you have not been honest with yourself.
A Type 2 diabetes diagnosis is one of the situations where many people will quickly try to point fingers at something or someone. Inevitably, however, at some point there will be a realization Type 2 diabetes is almost entirely self-inflicted. Gaining this awareness is an essential step, and hopefully, one you will take sooner rather than later if you are dealing with out of control blood sugar and weight gain.
Which brings us to the question of managing Type 2 diabetes. Whether diabetics follow through with this strategy or otherwise is not the similarity all diabetics share, but rather the potential of handling a disease that can be treated or somewhat controlled at least. While some people may not be convinced Type 2 diabetes is almost always a disease that could be effectively treated or reversed, all people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are at least aware something can be done. But pondering this idea may be as tricky as assuming full responsibility for the development of the disease because managing this form of diabetes is entirely a personal, self-driven task.
In a nutshell, managing Type 2 diabetes starts and ends with you. You are not only your guide, but also an enabler, and your blood sugar can only be managed with your full commitment. Your doctor, friends, and family can serve as your support group or provide helpful instruction. But ultimately, they cannot do anything for you. While you may not be alone in the pursuit of treating Type 2 diabetes and having a healthier body, as far as undertaking the task goes it all depends on you. The burden of making progress or not is on your shoulders, and you should not expect anyone else to share it with you.
By all means – talk to those who may be able to help or support you. Engage with those who can provide their opinions and a different perspective. Just remember from beginning to end, or more importantly, the process itself is entirely within your control.
Will you take full responsibility for managing your blood sugar levels and Type 2 diabetes?