Weekly Goals for American Diabetes Month

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It's American Diabetes Month! Across the country, this is a time to focus on the epidemic of diabetes and to work as hard as ever to stop it in its tracks for the millions of people at risk of developing the disease. But for the millions more who have already developed diabetes, dLife has made it personal. It's YOUR time. And if you are ready to take back control, dLife is here to help. Each week highlights a new area that you can focus on and start to make that change. Let's get started! 

Week 1 - Goal Setting and Motivation

Like New Year's or your birthday or even like new mornings, American Diabetes Month represents a chance to start anew.

It's your time to get motivated, set goals, and then take it one day at a time. Setting goals does not have to mean a total overhaul of your life. It can mean determining the one thing you want to do better, then taking this month to work it into your life and create a change for the better. Use our resources to learn more about the different aspects of diabetes; find a new doctor; ask the question you've always been afraid to get an answer to; and discover you are not alone. The key to success is consistency and never giving up, no matter how many times you fall.

Make it your mantra this month – It's MY time! – get your goals set, and get going!

For more help, start here:

Ten Small Steps — If you're ready to make a change, we're here to help you take it one small step at a time.

Diabetes Myth Busters — Before you get your goals under way, make sure you know the real deal about diabetes.

SMART Goal Setting — Be SMART about setting your goals so they don't overwhelm you this month.

Joslin Do It Program — Watch as one woman with type 2 diabetes regains control over her diabetes through education.

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Last Modified Date: November 18, 2013

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by Nicole Purcell
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