Diabetes can be a very devastating disease for one to endure. For one, they will need medicine for diabetes (insulin shots) for the rest of their life as , as there is no definite cure for the disease yet. It can be very tiring, even discouraging, to be in such a health situation. But don’t give up. Here are 12 motivational quotes you can share with any of your friends or family who are diabetic.
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
– Jim Ryun, Olympic track star
One of the most amazing things that can keep you focused on managing your diabetes is motivation from friends, family, or even yourself. Once you’re able to consistently do that, it forms into a good habit, which is tough to break.
“People take ownership of sickness and disease by saying things like MY high blood pressure MY diabetes, MY heart disease, MY depression, MY! MY! MY! Don’t own it because it doesn’t belong to you!”
– Stella Payton
Words have power, and Stella Payton has a point. Don’t give the disease any more permission to ransack your body by claiming it’s yours. Say something more positive like, “I have diabetes, but I’m working on it.”
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
It all starts in the mind. Just keep reminding yourself that you can beat this.
“Let food be your medicine, and medicine your food.”
The key to keeping your blood sugar level down is to keep eating a balanced diet (fruits, vegetables, and meat). That way you don’t end up relying on artificial meds too much.
“A mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work if it isn’t open.”
– Frank Zappa
Constantly remind yourself that you’ll beat this. You’ll be surprised to see your bodying following what your mind is saying.
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
– Christopher Reeve
Take it from Superman himself, who suffered from paralysis from the neck down after horse-riding accident: you don’t need superpowers, just an indomitable will to live.
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”
– Albert Einstein
This is such a simple, but applicable adage from one of the 20th century’s most brilliant men.
“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”
– Napoleon Hill, author
It’s the little things that matter when you’re managing your blood sugar levels: your daily diet, visits to the doctor, and regular insulin shots.
“Exercise and diet can help prevent or even totally reverse metabolic conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease – only thing is, you’ve got to catch them young… You know, while these conditions are still of ‘impressionable minds’!”
– Deepak ‘The Fitness Doc’ Hiwale
If you’re fortunate enough to detect diabetes at an early age, do everything you can to prevent it from remaining until your old age.
“Don’t go through life, grow through life.”
– Eric Butterworth, author and radio personality
This quote speaks for itself.
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will involve the patient in the proper use of food, fresh air and exercise.”
– Thomas Edison
Nothing beats a dose of good diet, physical activity, and nature.
“Just keep swimming.”
– Dory, Finding Nemo
Finally, just remember what the Pacific blue regal tang said in Finding Nemo. Take things one day at a time. You’ll get there, eventually.
Were you encouraged by these quotes? Do you know any more that will inspire? Feel free to share them in the comments section below.
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