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  1. Sysy
    Sysy November 4, 2011 at 6:44 am | | Reply

    This is an interesting take and I like it. Though I guess everyone has different definitions for everything, including words themselves. I think that I control my diabetes. That said, I also think that I fail often and other times, life just gets in the way, as you mentioned. But through discipline I feel like I control it. Even if that control isn’t ideal or perfect. So in other words our views our similar, we just think of the definition for “control” differently?

    Or perhaps the issue is the illusion non diabetics get when we speak of controlling this disease. Sometimes I think that is the problem with the word “control”. Because you and I know what “control” is in the world of diabetes but to the outsider it can mean perfection and nothing but good results-which is definitely wrong.

    I mean you’d say you control a car you drive, right? Doesn’t mean you don’t fail at it sometimes. Ok, maybe not you but I have from time to time ;) Car is the shop right now…lol

  2. Chris
    Chris November 4, 2011 at 8:45 am | | Reply

    Good word! I prefer to call it adaptive management.

  3. Judi
    Judi November 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm | | Reply

    So good to read this. Glad I found your blog through a link on Twitter. You’ve described my 31 year battle. Cheers.

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