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Diabetes Bites Newsletter: April 2019

/Diabetes Bites Newsletter: April 2019
Diabetes Bites Newsletter: April 20192019-04-14T15:45:18+00:00

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April 2019

a note from GaryA quick note from Gary…Diabetes Has No Memory.

With baseball season underway, I’m thrilled to see our hometown Phillies back on top of the standings.  Baseball is a funny game.  One day they pound out 15 hits and win 12-2.  The next day, they barely grind out a couple of singles and get shut out 3-0.  Clearly, yesterday’s accomplishments mean little when the umpire shouts “Play Ball!”  Everyone is back to square one.

Diabetes is a lot like that.  What we did yesterday (or the previous week or month, for that matter) guarantees diddly squat today.  Sure, blood glucose control over the long haul makes a big difference in terms of our ability to prevent complications and perform/function as well as possible.  But today’s blood sugar levels are a direct result of today’s decisions and choices.  Yesterday’s nice flat CGM “no hitter” can look like the Swiss Alps if you forget to bolus, angry-bolus, eat a bunch of crap, or spend the day stressed out.

The good news is that the reverse also holds true.  Yesterday’s blood sugar debacle can easily turn into a big smiley face today.  Why?  Because diabetes has no memory.  If you have a rough day, there is no need to carry it over into the next day.  Every day represents a clean slate: a chance to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and put your best foot forward.

Here at IDS, we take pride in knowing what our patients go through day in and day out, because we live it ourselves.  This is a JUDGEMENT-FREE ZONE.  So if you could use a little bit of empathy along with sound advice, give us a call.  Thanks to the power of the internet, we can serve you wherever you happen to be.

There’s nothing we can’t accomplish if we all work together.

– Gary

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Gary Scheiner MS, CDE
Owner & Clinical Director