We’ve discussed and hopefully have enlightened ourselves with our bad behavior…
How about we discuss our good behavior?
I’m really good at making sure I have ordered enough supplies.
Before I leave the house, I always make sure I have my meter and strips with me.
I’m crazy insane when it comes to testing. I test about 12-15 times a day.
I’m great at keeping my doctor’s appointments and letting him know when I need refills sent in before I’m out of insulin.
I’m good at correcting my highs and trying to not let them get out of hand.
I like this too =)
I. I try hard to exercise 45 minutes cardio at least 5 times a week.
2. I make sure I have my meds stocked up for 3 months.
3. As a type 2… I test at least twice (to 3X) daily
4. I ensure I have all my meters strategically placed: pouch (I take everywhere), home, and car
5. I keep myself updated on new informations, tests, researches, etc. on diabetes.
I have at least one difficult question for my doctor at regular diabetes checkups.
I bring in graphs of my different basal rates (used for different exercise regimes), my BG charts from CGM and the carb plans that correspond. We’re learning the endurance exercise - diabetes trick together.
!. I stay motivated.
2. I try to stay current on new diabetes research and treatments.
3. I feel I have all the major self care skills incorporated into my life.
4. I surround myself w/friends and family who support my diabetes goals.
5. I realize that diabetes is a game of averages not perfection (I read this somewhere and liked it.)
6. I facilitate a diabetes support group and reach out to others when they ask for help.
(P.S. I REALLY stink at logging!! Sorry…couldn’t help myself.)
Marps - After the disaster with your boss and overly friendly co-worker, I’m glad you’re trying to let more people know. All change is hard, but I truly believe that we harm ourselves when we keep vital information as a secret. A la six degrees of separation, we are surrounded by people who can help us if we only know to make the connection.
Hi Carb- Thanks. Trying. Still don’t want people to look at me like I have a “problem” but I’m trying to be open about it to people who care. It’s hard to separate those who care and those who just want something to talk about. There are few who actually give a damn.
It is my 10 year old who is T1.
- She carries her supplies everywhere in a super cute bag from Skiddadle Bags.
- She feels comfortable testing anywhere and in front of others.
- She speaks up when she feels low.
- She knows how to use her pump.
- She wears her medical ID bracelet at all times.
- I stock both of our cars with extra supplies - batteries, lancets, alcohol wipes, test strips, glucose tabs, etc.
- Her classroom teacher also has a box of extra supplies, including juice and free snacks.
- She participated with me in an education session for her teacher and classmates after her diagnosis.
- We gave a Calorie King and a basic informational sheet to my mother and the parents of the three friends where she spends the most time.
- I purged all my cookbooks and my recipes files of everything without nutritional info, except the foods we really love. Those, I calculated.
- I read about diabetes almost daily.
- I let her do all the things she did before, including spending the night with friends.
A dirty dozen … that seems like enough. Good thread.
She sounds like an outstanding girl. And you sound like an informed mom. That is a great combination.
1.determanation, i just lack motivation
2.keep my suplies up to date
3. take my regular pills
4. take lantus usually
5.keep my stuff in a safe place and easy to reach
6. will cure a low with any food insight
7. I’m like a sponge i absorb all knowledge
What a great idea, focusing on the positives is a great idea!
I am great at meal planning and following the plan.
I have learned to read and pick items that are lo carb
I have a plan for exercise everyday except the weekends.
I am a good support for my diabetic friends
I am getting better at taking readings three times a day
I keep my appointments with the docs, even when I don’t want to
I have complied a cookbook of good recipes for me to eat, even having sweets in them that are okay
I am getting better at ordering when we eat out
I have given up french fries (well all fried foods)
I am thankful that if this disease had to hit someone in our family it was me, because I know my brother, nor my husband or the kids could deal with it as well as I have.