Question: I'm familiar with the stories from magazines and online, where someone loses 100+ pounds or is an "extreme" athlete. But what does it look like for a regular woman like me to "thrive" with diabetes?
Answer: “Thriving” with Diabetes does not have to mean that your story must be magazine-worthy. In fact, it can be harmful to compare yourself to individuals in the media. Comparison can truly be the thief of joy...especially since we never know the full picture of someone else’s story. I encourage you to view these individuals as an inspiration to make your own positive health changes, but not have the mindset that you must accomplish exactly what they did. “Thriving” will look different in each person’s own life.