I am so happy you stopped by. My name is Lena and I’m a creator of Befithappy, a little blog where I share information and experiences on living with type 2 diabetes, creating healthier habits and fitness. My goal is to give you valuable information, insights and resources you can use to prevent diabetes, live with various aspects of type 2 diabetes, as well as to give you a little bit of motivation in the times when you feel stuck, ready to give up and enter the dreaded procrastination zone.
Type 2 diabetes is a condition that forces those of us diagnosed with it to create healthier habits, lose weight, fight stress and everything else that basically everyone on the planet deals with. With a little twist of constant voice going “If you don’t take care of yourself you might end up with complications..”. No one wants those, right? Right!
Although this blog is mainly dedicated to various aspects of living with type 2 diabetes I welcome anyone wanting to create healthier habits, who needs a little bit of motivation and struggles with finding time to take care of themselves. If you are that person I hope you will find my content valuable. I share my experiences and knowledge I acquired over the years and I will be more than happy to give you a push if you need it.
A little bit about me
I am a single mom of a wonderful little boy who is my world, and also working full-time job. This job provided me with tons of experience in building international networks and drafting project proposals.
I am also someone living with type 2 diabetes. This condition has forced me to take better care of myself. I had to start a new and learn:
- to eat better!
- how to exercise and
- to deal with various aspects of psychological issues which often accompany type 2 diabetes. These include anxiety, depression, anger and increased irritability.
I don’t have all the answers, nor am I educated to provide medical advice. For any medical issues please contact a professional. I am however equipped to share my own tools and experiences in coping with the aspects of diabetes I mention above. Please note that I am always asking my own doctor before trying anything new so please before changing anything in your diet or physical activity check with your doctor.
What can you expect here
In the sea of information out there, especially medical ones, I wanted to create a space where you can find experiences and ideas you can relate to. Getting diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is scary. I personally felt completely overwhelmed, afraid, and at times lost. Having to completely change my lifestyle was even scarier. It took a long time to piece things together and find purpose and ways to control my condition instead of letting it control me. I want the same for you. To enjoy life to the fullest despite the struggles you face. So, if you leave this blog with a little bit more optimism and hope that you can take control and action it will make me incredibly happy.
To sum it up you can find:
- Information and experiences on living with type 2 diabetes and various aspects of it.
- Information on prevention of type 2 diabetes.
- How to create healthier habits.
- Fitness Resources (especially ones you can do in the comfort of your own home).
- Ways to cope with stress, anxiety and panic attacks.
- How to start taking care of yourself and your needs.
It seems like it might be all over the place, but these are the aspects of daily life most important for anyone dealing with type 2 diabetes, as well as anyone else who wants to avoid developing it.
I hope you will find it helpful and join me along the way.