As we approach the holiday season a lot of patients will bring you gifts, and many of them will be handmade creations, including some of the gaudiest sweaters known to mankind. Some people are good enough to design these creations as they go along, but most people have to use a pattern of some sort in order to make sure the left sleeve is as long as the right. In fact, without a pattern there would likely be no chance for them to create anything.
This same concept holds true for insulin management, where following patterns does deliver better A1c’s with less hypoglycemia. In this weeks Disaster Avoided, we look at the difference between using a pattern to manage glucose levels and a “pattern” of correcting problems.