We often talk about the challenges of diabetes with our South Africans with Diabetes community – and that’s okay! Diabetes has many challenges. But it’s also helpful to think about what a good day with diabetes looks like, and how to try to get more of those…
A good day with diabetes:
Jonathan van der Nest
Not having painful feet and no tiredness.
A good day would be to keep my sugar under 8mmol/l, I will be just fine. No pain in my feet.
Bielie van Coller
Believing that you have the mental capacity to get around the problems at hand. Not much more problems than any other type of person, just different, with different challenges.
Sharon Baratang Khoza
No aching feet, not feeling tired
Katleho Iolom Moloi
Waking up and doing things that I love.
Jacques Jac Marais
A level between 6.5 and 8.5mmol/l the entire day even after working out.
Not feeling tired.
Burning feet today
Thank the Lord for waking me up sugar levels are low and no burning no aches and pains
Definitely normal sugar levels.
Newly diagnosed and for me a good day would definitely be waking up without extreme fatigue. I go to bed tired and wake up tired. Low energy levels throughout the day. Pain keeps me awake and managing 4 hours of sleep, is a good night.
Modise Edward Moepche
Good day with diabetes no stress at all just being happy, normal life
No low blood sugar.
No vibrations or beeps…
Danelle Van Heerden
Stable blood sugars
Waking up with good readings, not being extremely hungry and tired.
Definitely agree, stable readings, no tiredness or neuropathy pain. And being able to fully complete tasks without having to stop and start every 10 minutes
I’ve had diabetes for 13 years now! And just about every day is different!! But a good day would be to keep my sugar readings under 10mmol/l the whole day!! No burning feet that are very painful…
Not feeling tired, no aches and pains, being able to do normal things without any issues.
Able to wake up standup, walk and live every day like a normal day
Feeling good and healthy
Feeling good , being alive and starting with 5,4mmol/l.
Being alive and well.
Waking up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day despite the many chores to do
Maggie Rose Bez
Not feeling tired and definitely no pains.
My good day will be thanking God for waking me up.
No burning feet.
No pins and needles in my feet and normal sugar level
What about you? What does a good day with diabetes look like to you?
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