If all you do is pay attention to research studies and health insurance policies, you might get the impression that numbers are the only things that matter in the world of diabetes. Metrics such as A1c, time-in-range, fasting glucose, standard deviation and hypoglycemia frequency all matter… but are they more important than actually feeling good? I’m not talking about the temporary feeling of euphoria one might experience from a slice of really good pizza. I’m referring to being in a good mood, functioning well, and performing at one’s best as often as possible.
A recent study published in the Journal of Diabetes and its Complications showed that adults with diabetes reported being in a significantly better mood on days when they spent more time “in-range.” Now that’s something you can sink your teeth into! Better glucose management = better quality of life.
At Integrated Diabetes Services (IDS), our goals are your goals. If you’re all about the numbers, we can work with that. But if your goal is to feel better and perform better… to have a better QUALITY OF LIFE… we can definitely help. We’re aware that positive results can be offset by having to invest too much time, work and energy, so we do all we can to minimize the degree of effort you have to put in.
Some new and exciting things are in the works at IDS, including individual & group virtual exercise classes, custom weight management programs, and a completely new and updated “Type-1 University” school of higher learning for insulin users. Watch your email for news on these and other happenings in the diabetes field.
In the meantime, please reach out if there is anything we can do to make your life with diabetes better and easier. Together, there is nothing we can’t accomplish.
As always, I hope you enjoy this month’s edition of Diabetes Bites. Your feedback is always appreciated.
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