Book extract on managing fear
Among the many things that you can use to help manage fear,
anxiety and worry is to just to remind yourself of the actual
facts and to put things in perspective. One of the most effective health increasing
tools you have at your disposal is the
feeling of self control. This is because it puts you in a position
of power, the feeling that you can make changes that will lead
to better health outcomes.
These changes might be exercising more, making a healthier
food swap, testing your blood glucose once more per day
than you currently do, making that healthcare appointment
you have been putting off for ages. Although a low level of
anxiety about developing complications can be helpful, in that
it can keep you motivated, knowing that you can take positive
action and that your actions do matter is an incredibly good
antidote to fear.
Use the information and support available in the book and
other resources you have access to in order to help you focus
on what is controllable and your fears about the long term effects of diabetes will diminish.
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