Nearing the end of our regular Friday "life with diabetes" video series from filmmaker Jenny MacKenzie, we bring you a clip that dives into a very personal issue for those who've grown up with diabetes and lived with it throughout their childhood and teen years.
The topic: finding the ongoing motivation necessary to keep doing what we're supposed to, whether it's checking our blood sugars or counting carbs or even taking insulin. In this clip, one teen talks about how he sometimes "just doesn't do it... and that's my own fault."
Mike says that listening to this young man talk about his D-management gaps, dealing with his mom's "lecturing" about testing, and just the overall blame game and fear of complications brought back many memories from his own teen years: "I think I've said everything he did at some point in my own life!"
Check out the video -
Episode 15: Motivating Yourself
Have you faced these struggles? How so, and what helped motivate you or your child to do better?
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