Healthy Living

Taking Control of Diabetes

It's important to just be honest

Doctors are human beings like everyone else, and as such, they are sometimes unable to recognize the unspoken issues of others. Reporting health habits to a physician is not only a privilege, it’s essential for creating a joyful life, free from anxiety over a relentless health condition. Every patient has an ideal state of being that they wish to maintain, especially during the course of their medical issues.

For example, “follow-up contact with patients helps maintain and expand progress by reviewing self-monitored goals, targets, and achievements; finding opportunities to encourage and empower; reviewing slips, triggers, and obstacles; and negotiating further customization of the plan.” Since each diabetic has a different sense of self, their conditions will vary as well, and this can range anywhere from every day issues to newly discovered helpful remedies.