The other day I saw an ad for a car dealer whose schtick was that they ”treat you like family”. Hmmm… had to think about that for a moment. The last time my family got together, there was the usual name-calling, teasing, subtle insults, crying and yelling. Is that how I want to be treated by others – much less a car salesman?
But then I had a chance to think about it a bit more. The people bickering at the dinner table are also the ones we care about most deeply. They’re the ones we would sacrifice anything for and support no matter what. And God help anyone who tries to mess with another member of the family!
Our team at IDS is much like that second version of a family. If something happens to one of us, the whole team jumps in to help and lend support. Doesn’t matter if it’s a sick child, a bump on the head, a pump that won’t stop screaming, or a tornado just a few miles away. It’s all for one and one for all.
It warms my heart to be part of such a compassionate group. This level of support translates over to how we care for our clients. Your goals are our goals. Your challenges are our challenges. And ultimately, your successes are our successes. They say you shouldn’t mix business with pleasure, but we can’t help but take your well-being very personally. Can you say that about all of your healthcare providers?
If there is any aspect of your diabetes life that you want to improve, please give us an opportunity to help make it happen. We promise to treat you like family!
As always, I hope you enjoy this month’s edition of Diabetes Bites. Be sure to check out the clinicians’ columns, news bites, recipes, and fun stuff (trivia, survey, special offers) towards the end. Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome.
Type 2 Diabetes has existed in my family on my maternal side for generations. It has trickled through the family like an unwanted guest at the dinner table. It has shown up uninvited, interrupted our lives, brought bad feelings, made us angry, and most recently so sad we can hardly believe the consequences.
I bring this to your attention because we can change some of its trajectory. Understanding how to manage Type 2 diabetes is the greatest tool for guidance and management. Lifestyle changes, the right medications, and a positive attitude can transform your path.
I know this because I have the honor to be a part of Integrated Diabetes Services. I have observed, listened to, taken notes, and asked questions (sometimes over and over) with the finest Clinicians in the diabetes industry.
While my job is in Administration, I take it very personally, these people are my family. They care, I care.
I write this because my youngest sister, Stacy, struggled with Type 2 diabetes. Circumstances (some within her control, some not) took her life. My hope is that there will be fewer broken hearts and more success through the resources we can provide. And this applies to people with type-1 diabetes also, especially those struggling with insulin resistance, obesity, and diabetes complications. Advancements in technology, medicine, and self-care methods (including mental health care) can make all the difference in the world.
If you’re struggling with any aspect of your diabetes health, PLEASE let us help you do something about it. This is more than just our business; it is our mission in life!