I’m admittedly still new to the diabetes game and am nowhere an expert, but I’ve found that keeping a routine with my diabetes care has been extremely helpful for both my blood sugars and my sanity. Diabetes is about as predictable as the weather- sometimes you read the pattern and guess correctly and sometimes you read the pattern and you end up with a blizzard instead of sunny skies. This is really frustrating, especially when you’re in a situation when you need your BGs to behave, like during an important meeting or test, but I’ve found that doing the same things around the same time help make the unpredictable somewhat predicable. Here are some of the things that I try to keep the same every day:
Uh, I guess that’s all I’ve got. I thought my life was a lot more structured and regimented, but that’s apparently not the case. In a way, that’s also really good and healthy because it means diabetes hasn’t taken over my life and that I’m still somewhat normal. Looking at it all written down, I feel really good about the levels of structured versus unstructured routines for me-some people might need more and others might not need a routine at all. Again, that’s fine-you do you and do whatever you need to do to manage your diabetes care in the best way possible. If your way involves frequent cake consumption, please call me- I like cake, and I like eating it even more.
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