diet, food, lifestyle, stress, type 1 diabetes

Type 2 and the New Beauty Definition

Should being heavier be acceptable in society? I’ve noticed it is a pushing issue right now that women accept their bodies. Stretch marks, C-section scars and being heavier are all becoming more and more acceptable.

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I have to say, the notion of heavier women being acceptable is troubling. The battling issue in my mind is are we as a society saying that being overweight and unhealthy is okay by accepting being heavy? My main concern here, is more type 2 diabetics.

As you might have read, I am battling all kinds of health concerns. I don’t wish diabetes on anyone and hope others that know me feel that they should make strides in trying to avoid getting type 2 diabetes.  Although type 1 and type 2 are not the same, type 2 still involves having a toll done on your body and perhaps taking insulin by needle (hopefully all you need is a pill or two). This doesn’t make type 2 diabetes any less serious in my eyes. You. Don’t. Want. It.

Are we saying type 2 diabetes is okay? Being unhealthy is okay? Are we just accepting that our nation is unhealthy and therefore we should just throw our hands in the air, saying it’s okay? OR are we simply saying different body types are okay as long as they are healthy? Is it empowering?

What are your thoughts?

 

lifestyle, stress, type 1 diabetes

Reblog from MakeItUltra: 5 Benefits of Journaling

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been frustrated, angry and wanted to lash out about my illness. I didn’t ask for this, why won’t this work and blah blah blah! I’m part machine now! I’m so tired of this! This is embarrassing! Well, I worked on finding outlets for all that.

One of them is a journal. Cliche as it is, I decided to destroy a journal and write all over it- page by page. I let everything flow out. Sometimes I draw happily or other times I write in anger. Anything really goes. I’ve stuck stickers on it and torn it. I’ve tried to use it to remotivate myself, which is a huge issue with diabetes. It stays by my bed, ready to use when I feel like it.

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Follow this link to read about the benefits of journaling:

Written by Caitlyn K., MA. (USA) Founder of: Living Without Limits Every therapist always has the same advice: keep a journal. We hear the advice so often, that we often dismiss it as meaningless. However, journaling can be very powerful and healing. Five Benefits of Journaling include (but are not limited to): 1. Externalizing your story […]

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