Diabetes Blog Week 2012 – One Thing to Improve

“Yesterday we gave ourselves and our loved ones a big pat on the back for one thing we are great at. Today let’s look at the flip-side. We probably all have one thing we could try to do better. Why not make today the day we start working on it. No judgments, no scolding, just sharing one small thing we can improve so the DOC can cheer us on!”

I believe the saying goes “insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Within the diabetes community, we know that expecting the same results from anything involving diabetes management is a exercise in futility. The only constant thing about this disease is its inconsistency.

At yet, I still assume.

I assume that taking my Lantus at the same time each day will produce similar results overnight or over the course of the day.

I assume that having the same breakfast two days in a row will require the same amount of insulin, because we all know that there are no other external factors that impact blood glucose or insulin absorption.

I assume that my CGM is always accurate.

I assume that going through the motions when I have other things on my mind will leave me in a happy place, diabetically speaking.

As you can guess, none of these assumptions are valid, or wise. I get complacent in my complacency. Even when I know I should know better, sometimes it still takes a kick in the nethers to get me to wake up and refocus my diabetes management.

If there’s one thing I need to improve on, it’s my focus.


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