One More Time


“If you don’t try one more time, you won’t succeed.” – Thomas Edison

Now, there’s a guy who knew a thing or two about trying.  And, as a result, he really knew about success.  But he was also intimately knowledgable about failure.  He failed over 6,000 times while trying to discover the correct material for the filament in a light bulb. When would you have given up?  When would you have thrown in the towel?  I’m thinking about 100 would be my limit; I might even have gone to trying 200 filaments.  But no way am I going to try and fail in excess of 6,000 times.

Of course, the point is not Thomas Edison and trying 6,000 times before success.  The point is that you are going to have good days and bad days when you battle Diabetes.  There will be days when you are nothing but triumphant – you eat the right things in the right portions; you get out and do a bit of exercise; and, you remember to take your meds.  As a result, in the morning when you take your glucose reading it’s right where it’s supposed to be.  Those are the wonderful days.

Then there are those days when nothing seems to go right.  For me. it’s eating at the wrong times.  Eating the wrong foods.  Not exercising.  And, missing a med dose.  Does that happen? Yeah, they did.  As a result, my glucose reading was high the next morning.  Those days happen.

But, as long as the good days happen more often than the bad days you are on your way to winning your War On Diabetes.  Just because things don’t go right one day, you don’t give up.  You get up and fight the next day…and the next…and the next until you win.

A life is not defined by one failure.  A life is defined by what you do the next day.

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas A. Edison

You can win your War On Diabetes.  Keep fighting.  Keep trying.

As always, thank you for reading.


I am not a doctor or health professional. I am just a guy who is working everyday to control Type 2 Diabetes. My goal is to offer hope, help and solutions for day-to-day living for the diabetic. The disease can be controlled. It can be managed. And, you can do it!

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