What Are Some (Diabetes) Things You Know You Shouldn't Do But Do Anyways?

Hello All here is my Top 10 List of Things Below:

  1. Over Eating to Correct a Low

  2. Leaving the Infusion Set in “Just one More Day”

  3. Leaving the Lancet in your Finger Poker for Waaayyyy toooo Long.

  4. Re-Using Syringes, to the point where it really does hurt

  5. Eating when High - y’all know it’s best to wait

  6. Chasing Numbers - AKA treating a food reading with another bolus of insulin

  7. Making spontaneous basal changes - Like I’m low, I’ll just shut it off for a bit.

  8. Ignoring alarms - both mechanical and internal, pump, CGM, and our own lows.

  9. Eye Balling Gargantuan Amounts of Carbs, even though we know how to use the scale.

  10. My favorite, licking the blood drop off the finger post prick! Makes me feel really rebellious.

What are some of your “Things You’ve Been Advised Not to Do”

Have an Awesome Day!

Trev

I’m known for doing insulin before a meal, then eating extra food, and doing more insulin AFTER I’ve eaten the extra food!
Also, for the brief time I was on the pump, I would take it off at night when I was half asleep!

All of the above. But add in skipping insulin doses when I really know better (and I’m working hard on controlling that urge), and occasionally bingeing on carbs. About which I also know better. Deep dark confession time?

I’ve managed to do all the above at least once. Reusing supplies is probably the biggest no-no that I engage in. I even reuse pen needles because I just hate to be wasteful when I know something can get used more than once and be ok! I also recently made the mistake of bolusing and then forgetting to eat. I must have been higher than I thought before eating because I didn’t go hypo, but I know that could have been bad.

No one mentioned vino! I love my reds!

Eating when I’m not supposed to eat. I have never reused a syringe before. It sounds… dangerous(: Another one: Not testing when you are supposed to because you just know its going to be high. Or, not eating one of your snacks because you are not hungry at the moment(: Forgetting you glucagon or tester when you go out to eat or go out for a couple of hours. I have had my share on forgetting my glucagon and tester, but every time I forget it, I never need it. And thank God I have never used my glucagon!!! Hooray!

  1. Over Eating to Correct a Low


  2. Leaving the Infusion Set in “Just one More Day”


  3. Leaving the Lancet in your Finger Poker for Waaayyyy toooo Long.



    4. Re-Using Syringes, to the point where it really does hurt


  4. Eating when High - y’all know it’s best to wait


  5. Chasing Numbers - AKA treating a food reading with another bolus of insulin



    7. Making spontaneous basal changes - Like I’m low, I’ll just shut it off for a bit.

  6. Ignoring alarms - both mechanical and internal, pump, CGM, and our own lows.


  7. Eye Balling Gargantuan Amounts of Carbs, even though we know how to use the scale.

  8. My favorite, licking the blood drop off the finger post prick! Makes me feel really rebellious.

  1. I rarely change my lancet. Have had the same box for years.
  2. I leave my infusion sets in too long sometimes, mainly because they are wicked expensive.
  3. Leaving my pump off for longer than an hour when I exercise (was told to never take if off for longer than an hour)
  4. I like to go barefoot. I know, I know.
  5. Also love flip flops (again, I know!)
  6. Eating and not counting the carbs (or really caring how many there are) and then rage bolusing after the fact.
  7. SWAGing
  8. Eating “bad” stuff to correct a low (I love twizzlers) and not counting how many carbs I’m eating (whoever came up with that 15/15 rule for treating a low has NEVER had seriously low blood sugar, because my lows can result in ravenous hunger that can make a whole cake disappear without me even knowing it).
  9. Not testing before I eat (I only do this rarely, but it does happen!)
  10. Going way too long between doctors’ appointments (I have major anxiety around doctors/doctors offices/all things doctor-related, which has ironically forced me to take very good care of myself diabetes-wise).
  11. Sometimes making up some numbers before going to the doctor to “fill out” my logs (I did this a lot when I was younger and do it less now).
  12. Indulging in adult beverages on occassion (I love wine and beer)

Wow, this is a long list…I know I sound like a bad diabetic, but I actually do really well, and aside from the first two, the rest are just things I do on occassion. I’ve discovered that I have to have some balance to my “diabetic” life. Being T1 can CONSUME you and sometimes I have just let loose a little and LIVE.

Live day to day like a ‘normal’ person LOL!
I wear my sets longer than we’re supposed to.
I like beer.
I eat whatever the heck I want, whenever the heck I want.
I climb trees, do cartwheels, and skip to music.

SWAGing???

Scientific Wild-■■■ Guessing. Don’t we ALL do that? :slight_smile:

Some of us who use statistics would prefer a Statistical Wild ■■■ Guess!

Wow, reading all this… i realize my nephew is a model of good diabetic behavior, maybe he because he is newly diagnosed or maybe his caretaker grandmother runs all day to do it right and hates herself if she forgets something (i know i keep telling her she is human).

Don’t get me wrong, i don’t judge you. I am sure if i was diabetic i would do all of the above and maybe more!

(For expample i have asthma and i smoked for years - trying to quit now - So i feel ya people)!

And i really know it is not a comic but some answers were funny and made me smile!



Always hoping for a cure for diabetes.

I’ve been D for over 52 years and never heard #12, I drink a glass of wine most every night and beer maybe once a week. And occasionally a shot of whiskey. (In college it went much further.)

What’s supposed to be the issue with adult beverages? Not that I care what the medical community thinks, I’m just an inquiring mind.

Ditto! And I go barefoot even outside in the summer.

Last night, my daughter Sam (dx 11/10) went out to eat Chinese food with a friend. She had this all planned out: ate orange chicken. Knew she was high, so didn’t check her BG for a little while because she didn’t want that number to come out in a download at the doctor’s office. Finally checked, around 220, took insulin. I told her this isn’t really the way you’re supposed to do things! But I can honestly understand breaking the rules sometimes when you’re faced with them every day.

I’ve done that before when we went to go eat ice cream(:

Hello Trev:

There is nothing truly “bad” on your list sire. Nothing remotely ~bad~ there at all… IMV

Walking BAREFOOT… would scare some. But I’ve got no nerve damage so =huge dismissive shrug=
Stuart

Wow. This was comforting because I’ve done many many of these things. Knowing people are like me is actually motivating because it doesn’t make me down on myself.

Maria

There’s a significant amount of carbs in beer.