Welcome to DIY (Do It Yourself) Diabetes with Marci Page Sloane

A to Z Inspiration
Marci's inspiration to you from A to Z
A. Always think before you eat, exercise and test blood sugar.
B. Believe in yourself and you will succeed. Make reasonable choices to last for a lifetime.
C. Common sense. Use it! Apply your new knowledge today.
D. Deserve. You deserve to be happy. Begin by gradually making permanent lifestyle changes for your health and well-being.
E. Energy. Eating high-fiber foods or combining carbohydrates with lean protein or monounsaturated fats will help to diminish hunger, and will sustain your energy and blood sugar level.
F. Freedom Making the right choices can be liberating. Make these changes a positive factor in your life!
G. Go for it! Get read for a lifetime of success. There’s nothing but YOU to stop you from having what you want. Be the strong; accomplished person you know you can be.
H. Heal yourself. Healthy choices makes you feel good about yourself.
I. I am worth it. So I can do it! I will be healthy and feel great 24/7.
J. Join me: be a winner and achieve blood sugar control. You will work hard for the results, but you will reap all the benefits.
K. Keep an open mind. It can be a bit of a struggle at first, but you can do it!
L. Love yourself. These changes will lead you to real and complete happiness. Take it one day at a time. Take a deep breath and get ready to improve your health.
M. Modifications. Your decisions will improve your life! You are worth it and deserve it.
N. Never give up! You are strong and you will succeed at your goal. Take the highway to health…there are no shortcuts.
O. Out with the old poor habits and in with the new and improved ones.
P. Put yourself first. Take control of your life. You will never regret it.
Q. Questions. Ask your diabetes team of experts if you don't know.
R. Rules. We abide by traffic rules or there will be consequences. Let’s abide by diabetes rules to avoid those consequences as well.
S. Self-esteem. Build it up by feeling energized and balanced with controlled glucose.
T. Try. Do your best to succeed. This achievement will bring you a lifetime of true health and happiness.
U. Unlock your power. Use foods like healthy fats, lean protein and fiber to your advantage since they help you to avoid fluctuating glucose levels!
V. Victor not victim. Don’t succumb to temptation. Win the battle. Be healthy and happy.
W. We must be positive and not lose site of our goals.
X. Xtra efforts give you the results you want!
Y. Yes! Diabetes can be controlled. You owe it to yourself. You are what you choose to be.
Z. Zero excuses!

Marci Sloane, MS, RD, LD/N, CDE, is a registered and licensed dietitian/nutritionist and certified diabetes educator with a degree in Nutrition and Physiology from Teachers College at Columbia University. Marci is the author of The Diet Game: Playing for Life! More about Marci Sloane

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