dLife wishes you a happy and healthy new year! Have you chosen your New Year’s Resolution yet? If not, here are a few suggestions to make 2019 an even healthier year.
Be Better to Yourself this Year
You may not meet every health care goal as quickly as you’d like to, but you certainly try and that is important. Look around you. There are a lot of people give little thought to their health at all. The fact that you make an effort to improve your health is worth celebrating. If you smoke, it’s imperative that you quit, avoid fast food, and maintain a weekly exercise regimen.
Don’t Let Criticism Bother You
Those who comment when you grab a cookie or slice of cake don’t understand how much diabetes care has changed. Fast-acting insulin, new oral medications, and insulin pumps have opened up a world of choices to people with diabetes. If your critics wish to learn more, invite them to join you at a diabetes class, offer them a few books, or share a dLife article or two with them. Don’t let uninformed comments bother you.
You want to learn about diabetes. That is why you visit this site. There are also many other ways to learn. Participate in a diabetes class at your local hospital. Attend a regional lecture or conference run by the American Diabetes Association. Read magazines, articles, and books. Yes, even treat yourself to a luxurious diabetes cruise or trip hosted by a local hospital or diabetes center. The more you know, the better your life with diabetes can be.
Many of you generously donated diabetes supplies and funds to those hurt during the recent hurricane season. Continue to support causes that bring healing and hope to those in need throughout the world. Other diabetes organizations, such as the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, are worth supporting as well. If you have time, a volunteer through your church, synagogue, or other community or national organization.
Don’t Give Up Hope
We have new and improved medications that make life with diabetes even easier to handle. To keep up with all that is happening in the world of research, visit the websites of the JDRF the Diabetes Research Institute, or another research-based organization.
To participate in a research study, contact a local medical school or university, ask your health care team about studies that they may know about, and visit clinicaltrials.com read about new studies, of all types, that are happening throughout the nation.
There are even more easy-to-keep resolution ideas that you can consider, but whatever you choose to do for your New Years Resolution, have a happy and healthy new year.