Hi, I'm a 43 yr old female living with type 2 diabetes and ADHD combined type (inattentive and hyperactive). ADHD has played a huge role in my being able to take proper care of my diabetes. When you tend to make impulsive decisions, have trouble prioritizing etc it's hard to remember to do things like moisturizing feet, test blood sugars. So I have learned to cope using iphone apps with reminders and glucose tracking. I'm On meds and they are controlling my diabetes well but still have ADHD symptoms. Any of you with useful coping techniques, please share! Thanks

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Keep things fresh, or try to. I use different machines, compare machines, new apps... Stuff like that, keeps my interest peaked. I never moisturize anything, not sure what to suggest for that. I'm type 1, so I use an insulin pump which helps keep things more interesting, as well as helps save my backside when I get in that mode. I'm ADD, not hyper, too - I wish I had energy! I rely on my pump too much, but it gives me flexability that meds and shots don't that I need. My hubby has ADHD, he's not Diabetic, but deals with his by being very ritualistic with things and never varies - it drives me nuts sometimes, but it works for him, it's how he was taught to deal with it.

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