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If motivational posters were written for people with type 1 diabetes

 You Are More Than Your Hb A1c Number

 

Living with type 1 diabetes isn't for the faint hearted and sometimes, a little extra motivation doesn't go astray.  We've developed a series of motivational posters especially for people with type 1 diabetes and the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis.

 

 

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We know it's pretty easy to get caught up in your BGL and HbA1c numbers and see them as success or failure.  But just remember, you are not the sum total of these numbers.  In fact you are much much more. 

 

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And if they say they do they are lying to you. Just do your best each time.

Count. Caculate. Dose. Learn. Move on. 

 

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Let's face it.  You've got a pancreas that's really letting the team down. But that doesn't make you a bad person. In fact, it makes you even more awesome. 

 

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Not everyone is going to understand what you're going through.  But to have someone on your side who knows the difference between a low and a bad mood, and will explain to others when you don't feel like it is a wonderful thing.  

 

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People really love to help. And honestly, they just don't understand.  It's important to take a breath and help them. 

 

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Appreciate the little things. Like when the lancet doesn't feel like it's chopping your finger in half. 

 

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They are uncomfortable, unpleasant and sometimes down right frightening.  But don't worry, this low too shall pass. 

 

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