Try not to blame yourself

Managing Diabetes Distress Tip #2 – Quit the self blame

Given diabetes can be unpredictable from one day to the next, it is common to feel like you are not in control and are ‘failing’ when it comes to self-management. It’s important to remember that you will have good and bad days and that your blood glucose level is just a number and not a reflection of who you are. Instead of blaming yourself, let go of expectations and focus on doing the things you can achieve, and change the way you talk about your diabetes. For example, when referring to your blood glucose levels, avoid using the terms “good” or “bad” and instead use “high” or “low”.

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