‘Your Way’ summarizes the ideas found in the booklet. Managing your diabetes is all about finding out what works for you on an individual level; experimenting with different levels of exercise, insulin and food intake; taking control of and responsibility for your diabetes; listening to your body and operating within its limits.
Discovering how to do all of this is hard though, and the purpose of Joe’s Rough Guide to Diabetes is to help you find your way to achieve it.
Handily, ‘YOUR WAY’ also forms a neat acronym of the seven points you need to remember to achieve a good basic level of control!
You're responsible for your diabetes
Only you can work out how to control your diabetes
Urgent assistance is required if you have ketoacidosis
Remember to measure your glucose level before and after you do something new
Whenever you travel take extra supplies
Always carry something sweet on you
You have a hidden disability, but don't let it stop you living your life