Diabetes And Happiness

Diabetes And Happiness

DIABETES AND HAPPINESS
Balancing Diabetes: Conversations About Finding Happiness and Living Well

It’s easy to think health breeds happiness.

Not necessarily. researchers are learning that the connection between mental and physical health is more complex.

Good health doesn’t guarantee you a pair of rose-colored glasses.

And while people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes are more likely to become depressed, they don’t all become unhappy.

Everyday habits and choices can impact our well-being, especially with diabetes.

Blood sugars are closely tied with our emotions.

Chronic illness can present as an opportunity to make changes to a poor diet, smoking habits and lack of physical activity.

Optimism

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

Optimism is a wonderful attribute a pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Your mental state can help or harm your health. In fact, it may be that happiness breeds health!

The reasons for the health benefits of happiness aren’t hard to find. Emotions strongly affect the immune system.

Positive moods reduce stress-related hormones, increase immune function and promote the speedy recovery of the heart after exertion.

Scientists and psychologists have known for some time that negative emotions harm health.

Negative emotions such as depression, fear, anger, and anxiety lead to a stress response in the body and release of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol.

Negative emotions can increase cholesterol, inflammation, and the risk of heart disease.

Studies have shown that negativity can weaken the immune system, increase the risk of disease, and shorten your life span.

People who are in a healthier psychological state are more likely to engage in healthy behaviors.

They tend to exercise, eat healthfully, drink less alcohol, and are less likely to smoke.

What Is Happiness?

 

Happiness Explained: What human flourishing is and what we can do to promote it

In our daily life we constantly experience happiness and unhappiness, but we are still quite ignorant as to what happiness really is.

Everywhere there are many who hope to win the lottery some day; they think that this way they will find happiness.

Some in fact do win. However, this does not bring them the happiness for which they yearn so much.

Research suggests, more money doesn’t bring us more happiness,people who prioritize material things over other values are much less happy, and comparing ourselves with people who have more is a particular source of unhappiness.

Relative happiness is happiness that depends on things outside ourselves: friends and family, surroundings, the size of our home or family income.

This is what we feel when a desire is fulfilled, or when something we have longed for is obtained.

While the happiness such things bring us is certainly real, the fact is that none of this lasts forever.

Things change. People change. This kind of happiness shatters easily when external conditions alter.

What we should compare is not ourselves against others.

We should compare who we are today against who we were yesterday, who we are today against who we will be tomorrow.

Research suggests that happiness is a combination of how satisfied you are with your life (for example, finding meaning in your work) and how good you feel on a day-to-day basis.

Happiness comes when you feel satisfied and fulfilled.

Happiness is a feeling of contentment, that life is just as it should be.

Our individual needs vary based on our genetics, how we were raised, and our life experiences.

That complex combination is what makes each of us unique, both in our exact needs, and in every other aspect of what makes us the person we are.

You have the ability to control how you feel—and with consistent practice, you can form life-long habits for a more satisfying and fulfilling life.

The secret of happiness

Secrets of True Happiness

The secret of happiness lies in building a strong inner self that no trial or hardship can ruin.

Happiness for anyone—man or woman—does not come simply from having a formal education, from wealth or from marriage.

It begins with having the strength to confront and conquer one’s own weaknesses.

Only then does it become possible to lead a truly happy life.

Happiness doesn’t exist in the past or in the future. It only exists within our state of life right now, here in the present, as we face the challenges of daily life.

Happiness is not a life without problems, but rather the strength to overcome the problems that come our way.

There is no such thing as a problem-free life; difficulties are unavoidable. But how we experience and react to our problems depends on us.

Absolute happiness is something we must find within. It means establishing a state of life in which we are never defeated by trials, and where just being alive is a source of great joy. This persists no matter what we might be lacking, or what might happen around us.

True happiness is found in a life of constant advancement.

Look at your situation, not with despair, but for opportunity.

We all have our own special skills and talents,share your knowledge and experience the joy of learning and teaching.

A sense of purpose is what drives happy people ,life can either be something you embrace or something you hide from.

Happy people appreciate the life they have and value each minute of every day and live like there’s no tomorrow and make the most out of any situation.

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Happy people see each moment as a challenge, where they can learn more about their true selves and continue to grow.

These people dare to dream and work hard to get where they want to be.

They realize life is what you make of it, and although life can throw you some awfully big blows, these types of people do not let bumps in the road deter them from reaching their goals.

They do not look at what they are missing in life, rather, they appreciate the fortunes that they do have.

Happiness is not having what you want; it’s wanting what you have!

“My Wish For You”

I wish for you
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,

Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm you heart,
Gentle hugs when spirits sag,

Friendship to brighten your being,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Confidence for when you doubt,

Faith so you can believe,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
And “LOVE” To complete your life.

Advantages Of Being A Diabetic

 

Inspirational “One Small Positive Thought” Black Ink Coffee Cup

Diabetes, like any other disease or health condition, has the potential to make us grow.

That does not mean that it is not sometimes very hard to live with diabetes,however having a lot of negative emotions and thoughts about our diabetes is clearly not going to get us out of this situation.

On the contrary, it would surely worsen it!

Trying to “fight” diabetes is surely not the best way to deal with it,i think  the best concept is to believe that whatever you’re doing to treat your illness is helping you overcome it.

We should  listen to the advice given to us by our doctor on medication, diet and exercise and educate ourselves on all aspects of diabetes.

No matter how negative you perceive your life right now, there is surely something you can be grateful for.

Start there and see how, little by little, you’ll think of more things to be grateful for.

For a long time I used to think of diabetes as a negative thing in my life but over the years I have come to realise that it has brought me positive things too.

So Click Here To  Read About Some Good things about having Diabetes.

(Please note there is a difference between saying having diabetes is a good thing, and that there can be good things about having diabetes.)

How To Be Happy With Diabetes

 

Express Gratitude.
Express Gratitude, Experience Good: A Daily Gratitude Journal

 Express Gratitude.

Counting your blessings can take your mind out of the default negative-thinking mode and help you practice positivity.

Before you get out of bed each morning thinks of things you are grateful for.

Focus away from what your chronic condition is taking out of your life and toward what’s possible.

Start the day by asking yourself: “What’s new today? What can I do today that I didn’t do yesterday?”

People who keep “gratitude journals” feel more optimism and greater satisfaction with their lives.

And research shows that writing a “gratitude letter or card” to someone you’ve never properly thanked brings a major boost of happiness.

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6 Comments

Salvatore V Jenkins Jr.

June 13, 2016 at 8:20 pm

My girlfriend and mother have Diabetes. My girlfriend knows a lot about it and tries to take care of herself, my mother on the other hand is another situation. She seems to sleep a lot and always seems to be in a mood. This article would be good for her to read and I will pass it on.

However on a different note the points talked about in this article such as optimism can help with struggling with feeling down because they can effect your health in the long run as well. Feeling down or unhappy can make the body feel weak and ultimately become sickly!

Good article and I will pass it on!

    momo19

    June 14, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Hi Salvatore,

    I was concerned to read that your mother sleeps a lot and is low in mood.

    In order to make some of kind of sense of the emotions a person with diabetes might feel, its important to understand diabetes is an extensive life change.

    Diabetes demands that we (and often our loved ones) learn a lot of information in a short amount of time, and that we completely change how we view our eating habits,

    It demands that we learn to ‘forecast’ how meals will affect us, depending on their level of carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and fat,

    Living in harmony with a controlling, and demanding disease like diabetes, is not an easy feat , It is hard work; often 24/7 work.

    Being diagnosed with diabetes, in itself, can be anger inducing.

    Often,people who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes may have been fighting, or struggling with weight and eating habits for years and when they are diagnosed with diabetes they feel like they have failed.

    Few medical professionals discuss how big the role of our genetic make up is when it comes to diagnosis, and how even people who are thin, or otherwise in relatively good health, can end up with a diabetes diagnosis.

    Instead, diabetes is portrayed as the disease of the obese and inactive, and not simply a disease in which our immune systems are sensitive thanks to our genetic make up.

    Few people can understand what it’s like to have to completely re-structure a life after a disease, and require the support of the entire family unit to achieve it.

    Often, family members or friends, might think that diabetes is just the person’s problem, and that they don’t need to contribute or support in any way.

    For the diabetic, it’s often a lonely world, especially if one does not have a support group to help them.

    Our struggles often go unacknowledged, and we can be viewed as hypochondriacs ‘obsessed’ with our disease.

    When a diabetic like your mother is struggling with her disease there are ways to help.

    Seek to learn more about diabetes, and seek ways in which you can be of help.

    Ask open ended questions, such as “Is there anything I can help you with?” Or, “I have noticed you struggle with x, y, and z… is there anything I can do to make that easier?”

    Go to a diabetic support group with her, or diabetes educator sessions.

    Help both your mother and girlfriend to follow a healthy eating regimen and active lifestyle,it will have great health benefits for you too!

    When your mother is struggling with uncontrolled anger, and depression, remind her that it is okay to feel that way, and that it is okay to need some help sometimes with the overwhelming burden of managing a controlling, and demanding illness.

    Diabetes require outside support, and often requires therapy.

    Please tell your mother and girlfriend about this website as they could find it very helpful in managing their disease.

Johann Rannu

July 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm

I’m absolutely astonished about your website design, simply great. I also read some of your sections and I gotta say these are well formed, really informative and very accurate facts and suggestions you’ve got here. And this is coming from someone who’s been dealing with this disease for years!Thanks for sharing.

Cheers!

    momo19

    July 2, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Hi Johann,

    Thanks for your great comments about this site really appreciated!

    If you have any suggestions on other diabetes topics you would like to see covered in this website please let me know as i would welcome any feedback.

jeffrey16201

May 24, 2017 at 11:10 pm

Diabetes can cause a person many health problems if not taken serious, I do worry myself about getting diabetes since it does run in my family.

I eat as healthy as I possibly can, start reading ingredients and you might find you are not eating as healthy as you think you are just like I was?

Diet is the key to managing any of our disease and disorders today, processed foods are the worse for our health when making them the major part of our diet.

    momo19

    May 29, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Hello Jeffrey,

    Diabetes can take a toll on nearly every organ in your body.If you don’t make the effort to get a handle on it, you could set yourself up for a host of complications.

    It takes work to get your diabetes under control, but the results are worth it.

    Basic nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, are the basis of all life activities.

    Modern diet relates to “Junk food” that simply means an empty calorie food.

    An empty calorie food is a high calorie or calorie rich food which lacks in micronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, or amino acids, and fiber but has high energy (calories).

    These foods do not contain the nutrients that your body needs to stay healthy.

    A balanced diet, personal hygiene and regular exercise are very important to maintain good health.

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