A quick note from Gary: Changing the Subject to… Diabetes?
Now that we’re more than a month into the pandemic, I think I can safely say that we’re all a bit overwhelmed by the threat of COVID-19 and all the information being thrown our way.So we’re making a special effort in this issue of Diabetes Bites to steer clear of more coronavirus news.Instead, you’ll gain some insight into our personal lives and how we’ve all been coping.
Personally, I still come into the office daily.It’s a “clean zone” here since everyone else is working from home and all our patients are working with us remotely for the time being (as a healthcare practice, we applied for special permission from the state to continue operations through the crisis).It’s been a bit challenging dealing with all the administrative aspects of running the practice (I miss Nancy & Karen SO much!), but I’m getting organized and learning as I go.I have to brown-bag my lunch each day since all the local eateries are closed, so I’m probably eating healthier than usual.Each night, I try to get in a workout.With the gym closed and the weather less-than-cooperative, I’ve taken to running on the treadmill, using a stationary bike, and lifting weights using buckets filled with different-sized rocks.I call it my “Neanderthal routine.”We also set up a ping-pong table in the dining room to keep the kids distracted and a little entertained.
I’m proud to say that our experience with remote/virtual care has put our practice ahead of the curve when it comes to working with people with diabetes.In fact, we have never been busier.And with good reason:given the increased susceptibility to (and difficulty recovering from) illness among those with elevated blood sugar, IT HAS NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT TO MANAGE DIABETES.If you ever needed a little extra incentive to lower your A1c or improve your “time in-range,” now is the time.Please reach out if you need any assistance.The virtual doors remain open.