So it’s day five of the DBlogWeek and after saying I wasn’t going to write something for every day, I’ve done the opposite. Fine. It is what it is. Still, I hope that’s given a few people something to read and enjoy, and maybe caused a few controversies…
On to the fifth and final instalment of the week. Something to do with Tips and Tricks. The prompt:
Let’s round out the week by sharing our best diabetes tips and diabetes tricks. From how you organize supplies to how you manage gear on the go/vacation (beach, or skiing, or whatever). From how you keep track of prescription numbers to how you remember to get your orders refilled. How about any “unconventional” diabetes practices, or ways to make diabetes work for YOU (not necessarily how the doctors say to do it!). There’s always something we can learn from each other. (Remember though, please no medical advice or dangerous suggestions.)
There are three things that I want to encompass in this one, so the post isn’t going to be very long.
I nearly always point people at my 3Rs post when people ask about why we record the data that we are asked for. And I’m going to do so again. The key reason for this is that one of the key tips is:
It’s your diabetes to manage. Not your GP’s, not the Government’s, not Diabetes UK’s or the JDRF’s. Yours. You have permission to treat it. To make changes. To adjust insulin doses and experiment. Your diabetes team and GP grant that to you. They’d like you to do it. It’s easier for them to manage their interaction with you if you take control. They’d really like you to grasp it with both hands, understand how it works and join the rest of us in the great “My Diabetes Science Experiment”.
The second is the 3Rs and it’s associated actions: