Direct “Green Brain” Diabetes Advice

Direct  Advice is the 2nd of the 10 Comfort Companion Stories I want to share with you from Purr-fect Pals: A Kid, A Cat and Diabetes, my picture book for children with diabetes.  

Direct Advice

During our family’s Thanksgiving celebration in 1985, I noticed that our eldest son, Joshua, looked pale and thin. “You should see Dr. Bud tomorrow,” I told him after dinner. “You look like you might be coming down with mono.”

At first Joshua was reluctant to go to the doctor, but he admitted he was feeling pretty miserable and agreed.

The next morning, Dr. Bud examined Joshua and took several blood samples. I’m not a worrier, but I was becoming concerned as Dr. Bud took an unusually long time returning to the examining room. When he finally did come back, his news was devastating.

“Joshua, you have diabetes,” he said.

Dr. Bud’s declaration was blunt, even for someone not known for his bedside manners. What he said next was just as direct.

“I want you to remember something, Josh. It’s not your family’s diabetes. It’s yours. You must take care of yourself.”

Over the years, Joshua and our family came to realize that Dr. Bud’s advice was wise. It helped us all recognize that while we were all on this ride together, Joshua would become the driver in control.

I also recognized that Dr. Bud’s direct advice was a perfect example of his “Green Brain” personality.  He offered Joshua and me valuable information in a no-frills, unemotional and factual manner.

Often we deal with individuals (especially, in emotionally charged situations) that do not seem to be “Blue Brain” and sensitive about our “heart-felt” concerns.

It is significant to remember that their Brain Color personality may differ from ours and they could be offering us beneficial information to help us approach and solve a problem in a logical and composed manner!  

Thank you Dr. Bud! 

Think about the individuals who have offered you direct advice.
What Color Is Their Brain?

Sheila N. Glazov ~ Author ~ Speaker ~ Educator ~ Personality Type Expert
Please, visit my website to learn more about your Brain Colors, my What Color Is Your Brain? book  and workshops. 10% of the royalties from the sale of my book is allocated to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

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