Justin's Story

Friday, May 16, 2014

Tips & Tricks-Day 5 Diabetes Blog Week

Share the (non-medical) tips and tricks that help you in the day-to-day management of diabetes.  Tell us everything from clothing modifications, serving size/carb counting tricks to the tried and true Dexcom-in-a-glass trick or the “secret” to turning on a Medtronic pump’s backlight when not on the home-screen (scroll to the bottom of this post). Please remember to give non-medical advice only! (Thank you Rachel of Probably Rachel and Kelley of Below Seven for this topic suggestion.)

Were still fairly new at this, right at 1 1/2 years, although your pretty much forced to become an expert overnight or at least that's how it feels.  I'm not sure what I do that makes it easier other than the way we have things set up and do things works for us.  

I keep a paper on the side of the fridge right above the food scale with some of the most common food items and their carb factors, so I don't need to go searching for it.  

I still carry all of Justins things when were together, I have a nice big purse with 3 sections, one side is mine, one is for his stuff, that makes it easier for me so If he needs to check I'm not digging around a huge pit looking for the meter, or a bag of skittles if he's low.  

I also have the calorie king app on my phone to look up carb counts on the go.  A glucagon app, that will take you through the steps to practice, just in case you need it. And a BG log on my phone.

Not sure how helpful these tips are, pretty basic but it helps me out :)

I can't wait to read what others do!! 

1 comment:

  1. I tell you, keeping a list handy of all the most common foods is a trick of the trade I'd be lost without. I keep a running list of items in a document on my Droid, updating it as needed. Of course many of the most common items, I just know by heart. When it comes to purses... well, my wife is my "carry queen" and I'd be even more lost without her keeping track of my meter case whenever we're out. When I'm out at conferences or traveling by myself, I tend to be totally lost in trying to figure out how to carry my meter case along. Funny what we come to rely on over time!


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