What Every Person With Diabetes Must Know

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2013-01-03 18:39:07 -0600
Started 2013-01-01 10:24:57 -0600

By diaTribe.com

This is a very long article, but it is well worth the read. There are a lot of jewels of advice that anyone can benefit from. I don't want to post it here to have you miss out on any of it. So please, check out the link above and get a cup of coffee. Enjoy the article, even take some notes. It will be worth your time.

Here are the questions the experts were posed with.
1. If you could give people with diabetes just one piece of advice, what would it be?

2. If you had only 30 seconds to tell a patient the absolute MOST important things he or she needs to know, what would you say?

3. What has been the biggest advance in diabetes care since diaTribe was founded in 2006?

4. What do you expect will be the biggest advance in diabetes care in the next five years?

The article is their answers.

4 replies

tabby9146 2013-01-01 14:30:20 -0600 Report

here is an excerpt from this that I like:

While diabetes is a serious disease that can be quite harmful to one's health, what is most critical for everyone to know is that you can live a long and healthy life with diabetes. While poorly managed diabetes is the leading cause of most of the scary long-term complications, well-managed diabetes is the leading cause of…nothing!” Dr. William H. Polonsky, PhD, CDE, Behavioral Diabetes Institute, San Diego, CA

I heard this in class too when I was first diagnosed, and it helped me to feel better, I was so nervous about it and kind of scared. Just want to remind everyone of this and esp the newly diagnosed. thanks Gabby!

GabbyPA 2013-01-03 18:39:07 -0600 Report

Yes that was one of my favorites as well. While I know that complications can come if we take close care, but they can be put off way down the road. If we don't take care we will suffer more than we want to.

GabbyPA 2013-01-01 10:26:02 -0600 Report

One of my favorite gems is: "Not knowing your glucose levels is like crossing the street with your eyes closed" Boy, when you put it that way, you know you need to test.