Welcome to all of my Moms who have kiddos with diabetes!

Today’s question is: Is with Diabetes Struggle Necessary?

What is struggle, anyhow?

Struggle is a mindset.

How do we know that the struggle is a mindset? We know that because our thoughts are optional and we get to choose what we think.

Also every mom who has a child with diabetes doesn’t struggle with the same issue. Some with blood sugar issues, some with school issues, some with future issues, and some choose not to struggle at all.

That’s how we know it’s optional. We all choose what we struggle with…what if we decided not to struggle?

What if…we decided to choose thoughts that moved us to a place where diabetes is an opportunity?

What if we could look at it like choosing gluten-free? Like when someone passes the bread at dinner and someone says, “No Thanks, I’m gluten-free” What if every time someone mentions they understand how hard the struggle is with having a child with diabetes…we could say, “No it’s not! I’m struggle-free.”

WAIT…Is that even possible? YES

What if…we decided to choose thoughts that moved us to a place where diabetes is an opportunity?

Could diabetes be an opportunity? ABSOLUTELY

It could be an opportunity to create an incredible bond with your child.

It could be an opportunity to improve the relationship with yourself.

It could be an opportunity to show the world what is possible.

It could be an opportunity to be the best mom ever.

It could be an opportunity to overcome obstacles.

It could be an opportunity to stop judging yourself.

That’s key – no judgement! No judgement if you’re struggling! 

Just knowing that it’s your choice is helpful. It’s powerful.

Know that pain without suffering is possible.

You don’t have to struggle. What does struggle do for you? Does it feel righteous? Does it feel like an old friend? Does it feel like something you are entitled to? Does it help you get the results you want in your life?

Does struggle let you be the best possible version of yourself? I would guess NOT!

What helps you be the best possible version of yourself is understanding that there will be discomfort with having a child with diabetes. There will be moments that you want to complain, hide, commiserate, and blame – but none of those things will help empower your child to be fearless.

Want your child to be fearless? Change the thought that diabetes must include struggle.

We get one life and it’s a gift. Diabetes is a gift. A gift that gives you an opportunity to be this incredible mom. One who isn’t perfect. One who loves unconditionally. One who chooses not to struggle but to embrace the craziness that comes with being a mom with a child with diabetes.

Let me help show you what you truly are capable of…Join me in a FREE 30 minute Exploration Coaching Session! It’s confidential one-on-one coaching.  Click here to schedule a free session by going to Book Now.


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  1. Hello there! This blog post could not be written much better!
    Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He continually kept talking about this. I am going to forward this article to him.
    Fairly certain he will have a very good read.
    Thank you for sharing!

    • Hi Hatch Sandwich Bar,
      I’m glad you enjoyed my blog. Diabetes doesn’t have to be a struggle. It can be an opportunity. I appreciate your forwarding the blog to him.

  2. First of all I would like to say great blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.
    I was interested to know how you center yourself
    and clear your mind prior to writing. I’ve had a tough time clearing my
    thoughts in getting my ideas out there. I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15
    minutes are wasted just trying to figure out how
    to begin. Any ideas or tips? Appreciate it!

    • Hi Cresent Moon Cafe,
      I’m glad you enjoyed my blog. I center myself daily by doing a thought download. It is basically unloading all of your thoughts and then reviewing them. Decide which thoughts serve you and be curious why you are thinking the thoughts that don’t serve you. Know that every thought is just a sentence in your brain and it’s optional. Hop on a free 30 minute call with me. I’d love to chat.

  3. Hi Iron Thunder,
    I’m happy you found the blog helpful. If you’d like a free coaching session just jump on a call with me.

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