I changed out the bulb on my rear blinker today. Despite driving for (counts on fingers) over thirteen years, I’m not the most mechanically sound individual out there. I was surprised at how seamless the process was: remove trunk lining near bulb, remove fixture, remove bulb, replace bulb, replace fixture, replace trunk lining, carry on.
I know stuff like this must be akin to breathing for proper “petrol heads” and all that, so you’ll have to forgive my ignorance on the matter. I guess my Top Gear cred will be reduced after this post has been published.
But this got me thinking about all of the processes required in diabetes management. It’s not exactly replacing a busted bulb or performing an oil change, but there are a lot of little steps required in all of our actions that revolve around proper blood glucose management. While these steps are second nature to you or I, if you took the time to write down every single action taken to replace a Dexcom sensor, the task list would be quite daunting to the uninitiated.
I know that changing your oil and changing out a Dexcom sensor aren’t remotely close to each other, but that shouldn’t stop you from appreciating all that goes into managing this disease, how much of that has become automatic in your day-to-day, and how much technological progress has been made over the past (insert number most relevant to your experience with diabetes) years.