Insulin Nation asked individuals to share the best non-medical advice they’ve received or learned over the years. Here’s what some members of the community had to say:
- “Stay away from bananas. Just don’t go there.”
- “Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something just because you’re a diabetic. Except for the FAA. They are allowed to do that.”
- “Think of your blood glucose monitor as the speedometer for your car – it’s not a measure of success or failure – it’s only a piece of information you can review and use to adjust to get where you need to go.”
- “You don’t have to be the best at managing your diabetes. But you do want to strive for better. If it’s 0.5% better than yesterday, or 75% better than the day before…. it’s better. Don’t aim for the best, just aim for better.”
- “Educate everyone in your life. They may spot a low you don’t feel.”
- “No T1D pancreas is fully dead.”
- “Don’t think in terms of good/bad or success/failure when discussing blood sugar. They are just numbers. That said, it’s okay to get a little smile when you test an 80 first thing in the morning. Or a little pissed/disillusioned/cynical when the next morning it’s a 210.”
- “Keep calm and keto on.”
- “Yes, you can technically eat whatever you want and bolus for it, but you’ll pay for it sooner or later.”
- “You are the expert of your body. When you and your Endo conflict on treatment, just go with your gut and fib at the next appointment.”
- “For me, going on an anti-inflammatory diet has made a huge difference. Wish I had known about it years ago.”
- “A spoonful of peanut butter helps the blood sugar not go down. This is my bedtime routine.”
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