Studies have shown that the more we take ownership of our condition, the more engaged we are in maintaining behaviors that help us live better. An important factor in having the confidence to take this ownership is self-trust.
"If something doesn't seem right, I trust my gut and look for answers." -Member of DiabetesTeam
"When I was first diagnosed, I kept my mouth shut even if my doctor said something incorrect or wrong for my body. I'm learning to trust those feelings - my intuition - and speak up." -Member of DiabetesTeam
Here are some conversations about trust on DiabetesTeam:
• "Trust in yourself trust the system believe in the system make sure the system works for you. If it doesn't, ask why not & make reparations to make it do so. You are in control. It's your life."
• "Trust your own instincts and even then one can seek more information before making a final decision."
• "Don't let the fear of failure paralyze you. There are times I fear sleep because I must relinquish control. During the day I can actively manage my glucose control. But once the day is done, I must rest and abandon control. I must trust I have adequately prepared for the night. Eaten the right foods in proper proportion, taken the right amount of insulin, set the proper alerts, and trust that my body will behave and react according to the plan."
Was there a moment when you doubted yourself and later realized that your instinct was right? Or an instance when you were glad you trusted yourself? Share that moment in the comments below or directly on DiabetesTeam.com.