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Outline: What will be my message?

The following is a rough outline of the message I intend to send. It is only a starting point. My message is apt to change. Some of this will be discarded. Other parts will be explicated.

My message has congealed. My message is congealing.

Gritty realism and hope. Positives and negatives. Individuality and community. Freedom and fate. Ignore none of these.

Acknowledge the shit life happens to throw at you; however, do not let it weigh you down.

Aim for self-development, aim for growth. Connect goals with this ideal.

The connection between diabetes and life as a whole. What does diabetes have to teach us about life?

Mindfulness, diabetes, and life. Mindfulness of ones BG patterns, the impact of various foods and activities = essential part of diabetes management. Emphasize its value in life as a whole.

Focus on focus. Emphasize it.

Acknowledge limitations. Focus on freedom.

Acknowledge X, focus on Y.

Focus on the power we already posses. Focusing just on empowerment = one sided.

Focus on what you can control. Avoid focusing on things that depend on other factors.

Focus on behavior.

Focus on habits.

Focus on perspective.

Obsessing over circumstance is not the most beneficial option.

Above all else, make it about eudaimonia.

Dealing with diabetes: my way isn’t your way

There is no right way to adapt to diabetes.

There is no wrong way to adapt to diabetes.

My way is the only way!

As individual human beings who just so happen to have diabetes, it is imperative that we remind ourselves of this from time to time.

“Your diabetes may vary”? Taken literally = Nonsense! More like “Your diabetes will vary.”

I am my own chief executive.

I am my own legislature.

I am my own judge.

Thankfully, I have numerous well-qualified advisors helping me shoulder the burden.

Perhaps my way is conducive to me flourishing in life. Perhaps it is not. Ultimately, it does not really matter all that much.

Right focus. That is the main thing.

Adapting to diabetes in a beneficial manner is absolutely essential. To focus on how one has adapted is foolish and, potentially, futile.

Right focus. Focus on what is in your control.

How the hell am I supposed to know whether or not my way is beneficial?! Magic? Visiting an oracle? Luck?

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Analogy: Life is war. What the Eastern Front was to World War 2 diabetes is to life.

More often than not, an indirect approach is superior to a direct one. In war and in life, this strategy holds good.

I can decide to try to change my habits.

Whether or not I will or even can is not completely in my control. This is irrelevant.

Options: to let my habits stay the same, or to take action and discover if they can be improved.

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I focus on meditating frequently, self-reflection, and writing. These are what help me the most.

These form my foundation for self-discovery.

Ultimately, it is up to you to find your own.

The power is in your own hands.