The Roman Rule
"The one who says it cannot be done should never interrupt the one who is doing it."
That came up in a discussion of new drug trials in Australia on alt.support.diabetes as an attitude to take towards people like the diabetes educators.
Today I did a home test of my Hemoglobin A1c, which measures how well I have controlled my blood sugar the last two or three months. I was thrilled to get a result of 5.5. In October my A1c was 6.5. One explanation of what the numbers mean says:
A healthy person without diabetes will have an A1C between 4% and 6%. If you are diabetic, the closer your A1C is to 6%, the better your diabetes is in control.The average A1c of people with diabetes in the United States is 9.