Chapter 12

Assembling Your Diabetes Team

In This Chapter

arrow Preparing for your part

arrow Tapping into the talents of your physicians

arrow Welcoming other professionals to your crew

arrow Inviting your family and friends — your audience

arrow Making use of the Internet

Shakespeare said it: “All the world’s a stage.” That quote applies to diabetes beautifully. You have many roles in life, and one of them is the role of a person with diabetes. But as with any production, you’re not expected to do it all alone. You have a large cast and crew who are eager to help you, but you must be willing to ask for their help and know how to use them so that they can give you their best. Believe me, as a member of that crew, everyone wants to give you their best.

The question is, do you want your play to be a comedy or a tragedy? You hold all the major positions, so the choice is entirely up to you. And remember, as with all plays, life goes on offstage. You may also be a brother or sister, mother or father, boss or employee, ...

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