oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - One step at a time : DESSA editorial

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9677
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1009



For all those who were lucky enough to attend this year's NOD conference, the above quotation should bring back good memories. Doing something one step at a time is a guaranteed way to sustain personal motivation and drive. As educators we are prone to burnout and demotivation. Working with a disease such as diabetes is highly demanding, and sometimes emotionally draining. We need to have regular "spa" days, in order to recharge and move forward again. NOD greatly inspired the attendees, who as part of the experience, were asked to participate in an online assessment called DISC. This assessment is used to measure levels of dominance, influence, conscientiousness and steadiness.

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