30 Motivational Diabetic Quotes To Brighten Your Day

34.2 million Americans struggle with diabetes, and another 88 million have prediabetes. With so many grappling with this difficult disease, we hope that these words of encouragement can provide a sort of emotional remedy for those who need it. Here are 30 motivational diabetic quotes that are certain to brighten your day.

Quotes By Famous Diabetics

One thing that you really have to do is move forward. You’ve gotta really tackle this. You can’t be a passive patient. - Dr. Phil McGraw

I was determined to share my positive approach and not let diabetes stand in the way of enjoying my life - Paula Deen

People think it’s hard to cut out sugar, but it can be done. You just have to put some effort in. - Halle Berry

I do not love to work out, but if I stick to exercising every day and put the right things in my mouth, then my diabetes just stays in check. - Halle Berry

I am a type-2 diabetic, and they took me off medication simply because I ate right and exercised. Diabetes is not like a cancer, where you go in for chemo and radiation. You can change a lot through a basic changing of habits. - Sherri Shepherd

You can take hold of the situation. I feel great now. I live the right way. I wear fierce clothes. Everything I do now, I do it proud. I am a divabetic! - Patti LaBelle

My secret is no secret, I just do all the things you’re supposed to do. I eat right, I sleep, I work out, I’m happy. I choose the good things. - Sharon Stone

Chasing perfection with type-1 diabetes is impossible. There’s so much that’s out of your hands and finding a way to remain calm and patient in moments where diabetes interrupts your life is the key. - Nick Jonas

I have high blood sugars, and Type 2 diabetes is not going to kill me. But I just have to eat right, and exercise, and lose weight, and watch what I eat, and I will be fine for the rest of my life. - Tom Hanks

If you can contribute 45 minutes - one hour a day a week exercising, you're going to be a healthy person. You can cut down on diabetes and all of these man-made problems we have. I do embrace the fact that I can maybe be a voice for people to realize that it's not as hard as people think. I'm a pretty passionate person. - Mechad Brooks 

The way to deal with the devil of obesity and diabetes is literally one day at a time. - Stephen Furst




Quotes About Dealing With Diabetes 

Everyone has a challenge in life. There's always something you're overcoming...We get knocked down, but we can get back up. Chase your dreams. Rely on your support team. Find out what resources you have and use them. Don't let diabetes stop you - Will Cross

Although my perspective is coming from type 1 diabetes, I want all types to know that there are people out there advocating for them.  I want them to feel understood and not alone.  I want them to feel good about themselves, not despite, but because of their diabetes.  I want them to think positively even when they’re having a bad day (easier said than done) and I want them to know that there are creative ways to deal with adversity. - Jen Jacobs 

Diabetes is a great example whereby, giving the patient the tools, you can manage yourself very well - Clayton M. Christensen 

Life is not over because you have diabetes. Make the most of what you have, be grateful. - Dale Evans

Diabetes taught me discipline. - Sonia Sotomayor 

I was born with a bad pancreas, and I could have been born with something a lot worse. I wasn't particularly lucky, but I wasn't particularly unlucky, either. - Kathryn Ormsbee

Don't let yourself fall, you gotta pick yourself right up and strive to do better and be better! Think positive. Don't let the Diabetes control you! You control the Diabetes! Be strong because someways might be tough but you are tougher! - Tiffany Danczak

Every day is an absolute battle. I don’t care what anyone says. You have to wake up and say to yourself, ‘I accept that I have diabetes, and I’m not going to let it run my entire life.’ - Bret Michaels

The crucial thing to me is being a diabetic doesn’t stop you from doing anything. - Theresa May

My diabetes is such a central part of my life… It did teach me discipline… it also taught me about moderation… I’ve trained myself to be super-vigilant… because I feel better when I am in control. - Sonia Sotomayor

I just took the chance. [Diabetes] wasn’t going to stop me from playing. There was no fear. I was never convinced that anything would keep me from getting back to playing. - Austin Freeman 

Diabetes is like a roller coaster. It has its ups and downs, but it’s your choice to scream or enjoy the ride.

People take ownership of sickness and disease by saying things like MY high blood pressure MY diabetes, MY heart disease, MY depression, MY! MY! MY! Don’t own it because it doesn’t belong to you! - Stella Payton




Quotes To Live By

I am stronger than Diabetes. I am going to be around, till there is a cure.

One small positive thought in the morning can change your day. - Delai Lama

Always remember you are braver than you believe. Stronger than you than you seem. Smarter than you think. And loved more than you know. - AA Mline

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. - Christopher Reeve

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. - Jim Ryun

Don’t go through life, grow through life. - Eric Butterworth