Need a Little Help?

My husband is a sometimes musician who may spend days working out the guitar chords and lyrics to songs he’s decided he wants to learn, and I’ll confess that I often need to tune him out (it's the unending repetition). But, lately one of the tunes he’s “messing around with” (his words) is the Joe Cocker version of the Lennon/McCartney song With a Little Help From My Friends, and it struck me how some of lyrics perfectly describe the purpose of

What would you do if I sang out of tune
Would you stand up and walk out on me
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song
And I’ll try not to sing out of key
I’ll get by with a little help from my friends
Gonna try with a little help from my friends

Diabetes management is not easy, and no matter how we try there will be times when we are “singing out of tune” with the results we’re getting. But, with a community of peers and professionals as your friends – friends who definitely will not walk out on you – you have some important resources to help you get by, and inspire you to continue to try.

I’ve known many diabetes patients over the years who simply wanted to go it alone, but in my experience the benefits of engaging with others and getting first class professional advice can make a huge difference in your physical and emotional health. If you’re not taking full advantage of what has to offer, maybe it’s time to jump in a little deeper – read the articles, try the recipes, check out the newsletter, and maybe try the community discussion forums to share ideas, and make genuine friends. I’m confident that if you do, you see how great it is to know you can get a little help from your friends.

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