Looking for diabetes inspiration?

By | 2 January, 2013
Inspiration - as expressed through the medium of oils

Inspiration – as expressed through the medium of oils

Diatribe have published some interesting quotes from people working in diabetes care and research. They asked them what their words of wisdom for people with diabetes would be. Apart from the odd one who said “control your blood sugars” which is about as useful as saying “make it stop raining” and always makes me want to hit someone, there are some little gems in there.

My favourite is probably “Embrace diabetes, make it part of your life, become more insightful and stronger for having it, and do not let it prevent you from doing anything in life.” Dr. Steven Edelman, University of California San Diego.

Worth a read if you’re struggling for a bit of new year diabetes inspiration. Which ones do you like?

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About Alison

Diagnosed with Type One in 1983 at the age of four, Alison's been at this for a while now. She uses Humalog in a combined insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system and any blood glucose meter as long as it takes five seconds or less.

3 thoughts on “Looking for diabetes inspiration?

  1. brian

    Diatribe have certainly hit the spot.

    All are good my best three are, in no particular order:
    “Keep pushing your healthcare providers.” Dr. Karin Hehenberger

    “You must become the researcher of your own ‘one rat study.’ You have a glucose meter – check out how foods are working and learn how to optimize your medication. ……!” Virginia Valentine

    “Real time knowledge of your glucose is the best teacher.” Dr. Nancy Bohannon

    Have a good 2013


  2. Lesley

    Wow, they’re all very optimistic about artificial pancreas systems being available within 5 years! I’ll be a bit more cautious: I think the next step – predictive hypo/hyper management – will be available. I’m happy to be proved wrong!

    My fave quote was this: “Try it, test it, change it, repeat as needed.”

  3. Hilary

    I particularly like “Focus on the positive. With reasonable care, your chances of living a normal life expectancy without increased risk of disability is excellent.” That’s my brand of optimism!


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