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Knowing that you have diabetes is one thing, but accepting and working through the times of denial is another. It is very important that you talk with your physician as well as your dietitian and learn all about diabetes and how it will affect you.
In order to get myself to take a blood sugar before every meal I had to make a game out of it. I would give myself a reward, like planning for dessert if I was in really good control (less than 200) and if too high I would switch my favorite things (fruit) on the plate with a glass of water.
Make sure that you test your blood glucose levels at least twice a day and preferably more. Just because it is low at one point during the day doesn't mean it will stay that way, especially if you have eaten several fruits.
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I have so many medications to take and have to take them at different times. I finally went out and bought 4 identical alarm clocks and set them for the different times that I need to take the medications. Then I went and got more to remind me to eat and when to take my blood sugars.
Even living with diabetes takes practice in making healthy choices every day. I have succeeded in living with diabetes without medications (at one point I was taking 3 diabetes meds), and the only way I can stay off meds is to practice every day: 94 ounces of water, eating 6 small meals, and at
It has really helped me to plan my meals in advance and pack food to being with me to work. I eat 4 - 6 smaller meals thoughout the day rather than just a big lunch and dinner. The benefits? More control with my bs & successful weightloss!