August 4, 2011
by Michelle Nall, MPH, ANP-BC
“I lost my glucometer about six months ago,” Ms. D, my middle-aged, diabetic patient said during our first appointment. Despite warnings that her poorly controlled diabetes was contributing to kidney and nerve damage, Ms. D was adamant about one thing: she would never be willing to take insulin. She wasn’t convinced that checking her glucose was terribly important either.
Sixty minutes later, I began to understand why.