Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Reflection on My Bucket List

Yesterday I made a list of 52 things I'd like to accomplish in 2013. After I completed the list, I was somewhat surprised how few references to diabetes were included. There's actually only one item that is directly related to diabetes: "3. Check at least my fasting glucose levels daily"

For someone who feels like diabetes sometimes seems to overshadow so many parts of my life, it was refreshing to see that I could come up with a list without diabetes being the focus.  Sometimes even I need a reminder that my life is so much more than my illness.  Yes, there are several items pointing to a healthier lifestyle, but that would be the same for most people.  Most people need improvement in that area.

Do I need to work on my diabetes management? Of course I do!  However, I feel that other items on that list, such as exercising and planning meals, will naturally help me achieve my diabetes-related goals.

Here's to a great 2013!  A year of change, adventure, and the unexpected!

1 comment:

  1. I think you're totally right, lots of those things on your list will naturally help with the diabetes stuff. You can do it!