If you think this post is going to be about using team sports as exercise, I am going to surprise you. Well, if it’s not team sports and not exercise, what can it be?
I can also tell you it’s not about football – since I don’t know enough about the game. But, I really liked the graphic – great message.
Fighting your War On Diabetes is a team “sport.” You have heard that it takes a village to raise a child, right? (If not, you’ve just heard it for the first time and, well, you understand.) Your fight to control Diabetes is really a team sport – and you have a team. If you don’t; if you feel like you are fighting Diabetes alone, get other team members.
So, who’s on your team? First, there’s you. You are the star player of this team. If you don’t play, there is no win. If you don’t fight, there is no war. If you don’t ‘score,’ Diabetes will win. You, my friend, are the most important player and the star of the team.
And, like any star player, you have coaches to help you perform your best that are an integral part of your team. The coaches are your doctor and pharmacist. If your doctor isn’t encouraging you; if your doctor isn’t helping you in your fight – get another coach. It’s just that simple. If your doctor isn’t encouraging you – trade ’em.
You will probably see your pharmacist more often that you will see your doctor. They will know more about your drugs and how they work than the doctor will. That only makes sense since they are drug specialists. The more they know about you and your Diabetes, the better coach they will be. I know my pharmacist is one of my biggest boosters and was really pleased when I told him to stop filling the Metformin. He always asks about my progress and was one of the first people to notice my weight loss. If my meds changed, he would always talk with me, and one time even told me I was taking a med that was too strong and suggested another. My doctor agreed with him.
If these two health professionals are not helping you control your Diabetes; if they aren’t helping you to fight your War – find ones who will. The right team members can make the fight easier and provide you with the specific knowledge you need to win.
Yes, you do the work. Yes, you fight the battle. Your score the points and get all of the glory. But, your team will give you the tools to fight effectively and win, win, win in your fight to control Diabetes.
Fighting to control Diabetes is a team sport; play it to win, and in the words of Larry the Cable Guy, “Git ‘r done.”
As always, thank you for reading.