If you or someone you know has diabetes, you can sometimes feel a bit like this mountain climber.
It takes tremendous discipline and control to reach the summit, and the risks involved might be enough to keep you off the mountain all together. Fear of failure (falling, dying) probably has something to do with it.
When dealing with diabetes, most people start out great after receiving their diagnosis. They eat right, exercise, keep close tabs on their blood sugar numbers, and check in with their doctor on a regular basis. In the end, its a lot of work, and if the person doesn’t get the results they want, they quickly give up. They end up coming down the mountain of diabetic life, tired and exhausted, just burned out. I’m told that’s how it goes with the vast majority of people who deal with this disease on a daily basis. Maybe it’s gone that way for you. If that’s the case, there’s hope!