3 Little Things 05.22.17

I sometimes have a “little” something to say about diabetes…

Trust the Patient

As a parent of a child with a chronic medical condition, I identified with so much of this. Trust the patient (or parent) because they are expert in what is needed and it’s not always by the book.

I could have quoted so many relevant passages! Here’s just one:

In the last century, much of health care was acute care, and hospitals and providers were perceived as the experts. Patients were expected to let go and let the providers manage their acute care needs. As a gerontological nurse I understand and support the importance for providers to use the best evidence in care of our patients. However, with chronic health care, the patient is often the expert in some of the specifics of how to manage his or her self-care.

Read “My Brother Patrick’s Dying Wish” on Next Avenue.

US Soccer Jordan Morris

US Soccer player Jordan Morris lives with type 1 diabetes. This is part of a video series about routines.


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Before It’s Too Late PSA

“Through a collaboration between Tyler Type One and Grace & Salt, this PSA aims to save lives through awareness of Type 1 Diabetes and the WARNING SIGNS leading up to diagnosis.

Every year, children and young adults die of undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes. Individuals and parents don’t know, therefore don’t recognize the WARNING SIGNS before it’s too late. Even medical professionals can misdiagnose it as the flu or another virus/illness. ”

Learn more at the Before It’s Too Late website.


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