When I started sharing my thoughts and experiences living with type 1 diabetes back in 2012, I didn´t give much thought about what language I should write in. Being a Norwegian, it was natural to share in Norwegian.
Sure there must be other people in Norway that are on the same journey as me and could benefit from what I was learning about the disease.
And it was.
Over the years, it has been lovely to learn how others are making successful lifestyle changes in order to live with diabetes. One thing that I am happy to see is repeated is how well a low-carb / ketogenic diet is working.
And there were more patterns I saw, both with my own experimentation and others. Exercise, meditation, supplements and more. The list of things that a diabetic could do in order to thrive with diabetes became long.
Being a person who likes structure, I had to make order out of the chaos. And being a computer engineer I turned to the Internet to develop a solution. The solution became the lifestyle platform that is available on www.diabetessolved.com. Here I share all the actionable things a diabetic can do in order to live a better and hopefully longer life with the disease, making the path from knowledge to action as short as possible.
Seeing how this platform can be of value for many people – much more than the people living in Norway with diabetes – some questions arose.
Would it be better that I changed the language to English? Would I be ready to go global?
Contemplating this, it became clear to me that I had for a long time wanted to expand to English. But negative self-talk had held me back. I had created an imaginary limitation of myself and my capabilities – and it was time to remove it.
So here I am. Stepping into the unknown. Excited to share and help people thrive with diabetes – all over the world!
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