It’s a good idea to step back for a moment to think about what is going smoothly in your diabetes management and what may be bumpy. For example, you might already have a reliable routine with taking your medicine but find it harder to fit blood sugarBlood sugarOr blood glucose. The main sugar (glucose) found in the blood, and the body’s main source of energy. checks into your day. Setting diabetes self-care goals with your doctor may help you work toward managing your diabetes.
Be sure to have a conversation with your doctor about checking your blood sugar and setting blood sugar goals. Together, you and your doctor can:
Think about what motivates you to make healthy changes. For example:
Write down what motivates you and put it somewhere that you will see often. Once you reach a goal, focus on how it makes you feel today. You don't always have to focus on something far into the future. The feeling of accomplishment from taking a small step toward your goal may be the best motivator of all!
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