The job.

Thanks to Scott‘s job description for a personal diabetes enforcer last summer (and probably numerous other bloggers around the ‘net), I present to you, my own job description:

Title: Person with type 2 diabetes, currently treatable with diet & exercise
Supervisors (may include any of the following): Endocrinologist, Ophthalmologist, Podiatrist, Dietitian, Primary Care Physician

Job Summary: Attempts to control blood sugar with diet and exercise, reports to supervisors on a regular basis regarding progress.


1. Checks blood glucose readings 1-4 times a day without being squeamish.
2. Exercises for at least 30 minutes most days of the week.
3. Follows his/her diet within boundaries set by dietitian.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of basic math skills for carbohydrate counting.
2. Manages time wisely to allow for appointments with supervisors.
3. Communicates honestly with supervisors about concerns.
4. Exhibits self-control when faced with unexpected desserts.

Credentials (at least one of the following):

1. Family history of type 2 diabetes.
2. Body mass index (BMI) above 25.

(Go on, write your own job description! It doesn’t have to be about diabetes – it could be about a hobby or talent or status in life (i.e. stay-at-home mom, work-outside-the-home mom, etc etc). If you write one, send me an e-mail at dreaming.montana at gmail dot com with the link and I’ll start putting them in this post.)

Posted on March 27, 2007, in Diabetes. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Scott K. Johnson


    I like the part about communicating *honestly* with supervisors. It’s no help to ourselves if we can’t be open with them right!

  2. FD knew an ER doc who said only half facetiously that all patients are lying scum bags because they never tell the whole truth about their lifestyle and what drugs, legal or illegal, they take. Unfortunately, not being entirely forthcoming with one’s doctor(s) can have serious consequences. MD


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