Quick note before I start: I got this wonderful piece of art from Melissa Arandia’s art blog. View the post here.
My next proverb in diabetes language:
A penny saved is a penny earned.
Testing more often is a high avoided.
Ha! It’s actually somewhat lyrical! I’ve always liked poetry, but I like free verse because I can’t rhyme.
So, to the meaning part. I know it’s sort of self explanatory, but oh well, because I’m going to explain it anyway.
Test your blood sugar more often! I should take my own advise, since I’m not perfect. For example, I’ll feel fine so I’ll skip testing for lunch. Don’t do this. You might end up having perfect numbers, but when you look at the records, your doctor might have been able to take something out of that one number and it could help adjusting basals or something else.
Bottom Line: Test even when you don’t think you need to. (Though I don’t mean to test when you are fine, just test before meals.)
Type 1 Diabetic, Teenage diabetes blogger, Bad Rhymer
If you’ve noticed, I’m not good at rhyming, I’m good at saying what I want to say. Well, this is what I want to say.
I would actually give yourself insulin whenever you want to eat food. I know from experience. Sometimes either I’ll bolus twenty or thirty minutes after a meal, or just wont bolus. Wouldn’t recommend this technique. You almost always go high, and it’s not good for your numbers.
Besides you just feel better when you’re steady and not up and then down and up and down and up and down. Get the picture.
I really feel like I’m lecturing anybody who is reading this, so don’t take it that way, as I’m the only person I know who bolus’s late. I guess it’s just some advise born from experience.
Type 1 Diabetic, Insulin Dependent, Apple Eater
Welcome to Claire Montgomery’s all new “Diabetes Proverbs”! The whole concept is that I take a well know proverb, and turn it into a “diabetes proverb”. For example:
A squeaky wheel gets the grease
A beeping pump gets basal rates adjusted
This is a tribute to my CGM (continuous glucose monitor) for driving me crazy by doing things like beep. Beeping isn’t a bad thing, it just says that your numbers are off and maybe you should adjust. But the only way it can help is if you are a good diabetic and actually take the time to plug in your Carelink and send it off to your doctor. Which reminds me, because I need to do that.
All I’m saying is that when your CGM alarms, do something about it instead of ignore it. And because of that you will be all the more healthy and feel better.
Type 1 Diabetic, Insulin Pumper, Proverb Changer