What Motivates You?
So I'm curious, what motivates you to manage your D...if not fear, then what? What would you, as a PWD, the person who knows better than a copywriter from a PR firm, say to the D public?
Really really think about why you pick up that lancet...collect blood on the strip...count carbs (or not)...dose yourself several times a day...day in and day out. What compells you to do it so often and not get influenced by the enticement of taking a break and skipping just one dose...or two...or three, or taking a day off from testing (people very close to me have done that you know)?
(Conversely and MORE importantly, if you don't test and dose and count carbs regularly, or as often as is suggested by the experts, what keeps you from doing it knowing that not doing so may make complications more likely?) I think it's probably more important to find out why people don't manage their diabetes diligently, if at all for some Type 2 diabetics. If we know why, then we could work on a way to overcome the obstacles (both mental and physical, and even financial) that prevent people from managing your diabetes more frequently.
If you could write a PSA, what would you say? Really take your time and think about it, then post a comment. It could be a sentence, or a whole dissertation...you can even say why you don't test as often too...it's a free for all. Most importantly, be open and honest...don't hold back.
I'll be on vacation starting on Friday and coming back March 6th. I can't wait to come back to read everyone's comments.