Do have a simple tip that may help a newbie/veteran out in managing there Diabetes?

Here is one....If you brown bag your lunch for work or school. Write down the total number of Carbs on the bag so that you can pre meal bolus (if you bolus). When you brown bag, you will no longer have the labels in front of you to do the dreaded math.

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Dave, I took your suggestion. I ordered my book today. Thanks for your suggestion. When I am done with it i will probably donate to my local Library.
this may be lame, but I need to hear it.

Do not despair, enlist the help of others, especially others walking the same path as you.
I agree with Joe here! Other's walking this path will know what your talking about almost always!
Always be prepared! Have your emergency kit with you at all times (backup supplies including glucose). If you wear an insulin pump, what can go wrong will go wrong, and have your backup system with you and ready to go (fast acting insulin, long acting insulin, needles).

And live life to the fullest--go whole hog.
Have an extra meter or two or three.

Get a good scale, one that calculates carbs like EatSmart.

Fire doctors who don't listen & don't treat you with respect.

Keep a current glucagon emergency injection kit on hand. They expire (something I forget to replace).

When the diabetes gods play their mischievous tricks, remember that tomorrow is another day.

Don't take yourself too seriously.
I totally agree on the "Fire doctors". I have done that.
me too!! i have fired several doctors that just won't listen!! it's YOUR healthcare, adjust accordingly! ;-)
yes, tomorrow IS another day....what's going wrong today will be a completely different story tomorrow
and definitely don't take things too is too short to get all stressed out!
Remember to take your meds and tests as perscribed .
Celebrate life.
Volunteer .
Mentor other people living with diabetes.
Hang out with friends and family .

I've been a diabetes camp counselor for 9 years, and it has changed my life!!!

Also, friends, family, teachers, colleagues....everyone should know, and everyone should rally you on!!

Is there an adult camp anywhere????
Oh, that's somewhat affordable??
Take charge of your own health habits. Don't let others dictate your care. Above all, listen to your body and figure out what works for YOU and let your physician know. Get rid of your doctor when they want to just lump you into the D group. You are 1 person and things don't always work the same way for you that they do for everyone else. Make sure you are treated as an individual diabetic with a brain, not just a log book full of numbers.




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