If you work with your hands long enough, you become calloused. If you have 3 kids, chances are when the first one dropped their binky, pacify, woot-woot from their mouth and it hit the floor; you cleaned it, sterilized it, got it cool again and gave it back to your child—when the third child dropped it, you wiped it on your pants and stuck it back in.
There is much to be said for it. The calloused hands are because I beat myself up so many times, I graduated to just making a mental note not to ‘do it’ again, whatever it is I did wrong. The simple truth is, when it comes to our diabetes world, we will make mistakes. And some doozies as well.
When I have lectured, I have stated that no one has made more mistakes at this diabetes thing than I. It’s not rhetoric, I firmly believe that; so today I speak to you as the king of what the heck did I just do, moments.
Wrong doses, forgetting doses, not figuring…(whatever) would have an impact, not waking up, not going to sleep and on and on and on and on……you will make a mistake, probably many. There is room for error in this diabetes world and do not be so quick to beat yourself up over it. Take that energy and learn from it. Go over the episode in your head step-by-step and make sure you know WHAT YOU WOULD DO differently.
Unfortunately for the time being, I can assure you that when you wake up, diabetes will be there again giving you another try to get it right…….or as it was in my case many times….screw it up again.
So relax. And take it a little easy on…….well…….you!
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