7 moments when people with diabetes high five themselves

People with diabetes can experience a variety of pitfalls most days, which could be due to blood sugar, diet or general mood. But every so often a timely boost will come along that makes a big difference. It might even make you want to high five yourself.

The Diabetes Forum is home to a number of Success Stories and Testimonials, and diabetes management victories – no matter how small – can be imperative in keeping you motivated to be as healthy and happy as possible.

Here are 7 moments that people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes can experience that often lead to a self high five.

7. Gambling with a low-carb salad that turns out to be smashing

6. Thinking you’ve run out of test strips, until you find another box stashed in the cupboard

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5. Expecting a high blood test reading, but it’s great

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4. When your doctor tells you: “Congrats, your low-carb diet really seems to be working!”

3. You’ve reduced your HbA1c

2. When the price of your favourite hypo treatment is reduced

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1. You’re told you no longer need to treat your type 2 diabetes with medication

What moment relating to your diabetes management most recently made you want to high five yourself? Share your story in the comments section below.

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Jack Woodfield

Jack is Editorial Manager of Diabetes.co.uk. He works hard, plays fair and sleeps whenever possible. He has type 1 diabetes, doesn't mind being called a "diabetic", and once won a talent show for dancing to Dario G’s 1997 hit “Sunchyme”.

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