Monday, November 19, 2012

Stengths & Weaknesses - Post 17

With today's suggestion to list my strenths and weaknesses, I will attempt to have equal on each side. Sometimes it is way too easy to find your weaknesses.

It is going to be far to easy to come up with my weaknesses so I will list them first and get them out of the way:

  • Over-treating lows - This is a major weakness. Just last night I over treated a low of 42 and ended up HIGH all night. How high? Just add a zero and you'll get the idea.
  • Doing everything myself - Yes, I view this as a weakness. Sometimes it takes more strength to ask for help than to fumble through things yourself. Like those evening walks after dinner. Trying to make sure I do them by myself just isn't working.
  • Volunteering/Accepting too much - You ever have those people that you just have a hard time saying no to? Me too.. just about everyone. Church duties, school mom, JDRF, work, etc etc.
  • Multi-tasking - One of my husband's favorite sayings is, "Men run in DOS, women run in Windows". This is usually said while I'm making dinner with a book in one hand and my phone on the counter with the screen set to Twitter. Being able to change an infusion site in the middle of all that is one accomplishment I am very proud of.
  • Memory - I am the first to admit that this one is getting harder and harder. However, there have been a few times when I have been complemented on being able to remember so many details about circumstances that happened years and years ago. This comes in handy when my HCP asks about a particular blood sugar being so high.
  • Tomorrow is another day - This one I have to work on constantly. It it way too easy in life to dwell on the stuff that happened yesterday, last week, a few years ago, etc. Does it ever change? No, so stop worrying about it. Whatever consequence that will come of whatever I did or said is going to happen anyway so I remind myself to take a deep breath and remember that tomorrow is another day. This nasty glucoaster that I experienced today will be gone, and tomorrow I can try again.
We all have strengths and weaknesses. Let's focus on changing the weaknesses to strengths, and making the strengths even stronger.


  1. I am SO right there with you on over-treating lows. Oh man, it's like my worst problem area. Especially when I'm at home and have the whole kitchen available to eat!

    1. Not only the whole kitchen available.. but when it's 2am and there is no one else awake? That kills me every time!