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I knew this was not going to be easy!

Embracing Setbacks: Turning Challenges into Opportunities


Been away at the weekend for a wedding and knew it was going to be an issue.

Mentally I prepared for the results on my return home, but was I expecting a massive number?


14.2 mmol/l was shown on my monitor and I wanted to sit down and cry.

However, if you experience a higher-than-expected blood sugar reading as a person managing diabetes, don't dwell on it as a setback. Instead, use it as an opportunity to reassess your lifestyle choices and make adjustments to better manage your condition.


Another important strategy is to focus on what you can control. While you may be unable to change the setback, you can control how you respond to it. By shifting your focus to actionable steps you can take to improve the situation, you empower yourself to move forward with confidence and determination.


Setbacks are an inevitable part of life, but how we respond to them can make all the difference. When faced with obstacles, adopting a positive attitude can be a powerful tool for overcoming adversity and transforming the situation into an opportunity for growth.

One effective strategy for dealing with setbacks is to reframe the situation in a positive light. Instead of viewing setbacks as failures, see them as valuable learning experiences that can help you become stronger and more resilient.


My lesson was perhaps better drink choices at the wedding which led to eating unsuitable cake but was not thinking straight. I am not going to beat myself up too much because this is never going to be easy.


Lastly, maintaining a positive mindset can help you stay motivated and resilient in the face of setbacks. Surround yourself with supportive people who uplift and encourage you, and practice self-care activities that nourish your body and mind. Thanks to my wife for always being there. Remember, setbacks are temporary roadblocks on the journey to success, and with the right attitude, you can overcome them and emerge stronger than ever.


What did I do after looking at my reading?


Drop those sugar levels by excising
Lets get moving

Running shoes on for me to drive the sugar levels down which did work and soon they were around 8.2. Keep taking the readings and control the food going into my body. All things which I can control, rather than just burying my head and ignoring it or just breaking down and giving up.


This reminds me of a quote: I may have lost the battle but not the war.

Tell me what you have or would do. Helpful tips are always welcome.


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